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The Santa Fe Community Yoga Center

“No matter how good you think you are in business, with SCORE’s help, you’ll be better. SCORE wants you to succeed!” —Lara Bache, Executive Director, The Santa Fe Community Yoga... Read more

Lara Bache
Executive Director, The Santa Fe Community Yoga Center
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Sense Clothing

When I decided to shift the focus of my “lifestyle” clothing business from primarily wholesale to retail, my years of working with a fabulous SCORE© mentoring team gave me the... Read more

Robin Beachner
CEO, Sense Clothing
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Keystone Restoration Ecology

Steve worked with SCORE mentors to identify and successfully apply for a VAF grant. In his words: “Keystone Restoration Ecology has fourteen years experience specializing in... Read more

Steve Vrooman
Owner, Keystone Restoration Ecology
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The First Annual SCORE Will Murphey Awards Ceremony

SCORE Santa Fe had its first annual awards event for small business and non-profit excellence. Two long term mentor clients have been recognized for their ability to grow jobs in... Read more

Bella Media Group & Santa Fe Community Yoga Center
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FIREFLY LIGHTING & IRONWORKS (Santa Fe)

One of the key accomplishments that SCORE© helped us achieve was the purchase of our buildings and manufacturing area. We obtained this with relative ease – since all the... Read more

JOHN ZUBCHENOK
FIREFLY LIGHTING & IRONWORKS (Santa Fe)
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Precision Transmission

SCORE continues to provide valuable mentoring for whatever new issues may arise. "I don’t know any place where a small business like us can get advice like this," Leonard says. "... Read more

Paul and Leonard Roybal
Precision Transmission
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BAGLIONE CUSTOM WOODWORKS (Santa Fe)

Through my work with SCORE® I was able to improve my balance sheet and profitability to a point where, about a year ago, we acquired our own building to work from. I still see... Read more

BAGLIONE CUSTOM WOODWORKS (Santa Fe)
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LEIGH & MICHAEL MURPHY

Even now that we have started our business, SCORE® counselors continue to give support. My husband and I have also attended additional seminars this past year, to learn about... Read more

LEIGH & MICHAEL MURPHY
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Covid-19 made me do it: How I pivoted my business during the pandemic.

I’ve been lucky to have my SCORE mentor for over a year now. She has served as a steady guide by keeping me on track with my business goals.  Read more

Christine Elder
Sole Proprietor, Christine Elder Illustration & Design
Sway-Oh icon with product name
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What To Do With An Idea? Make It A Reality With Help From SCORE!

I am fortunate to have several amazing SCORE mentors. I found Dana Connon on the SCORE website, sent her an email, and then set up an in-person meeting. Dana offered resources,... Read more

Shirley Washington
Inventor/Founder, Sway-Oh, LLC
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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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From new business to Oregon Bride Magazine's Best Wedding Planner and All Around Vendor

Almost every year, we've been able to achieve our financial goals, our number of wedding goals, and our growth goals. Even though this past year has been incredibly rough on the... Read more

Briana Denman
Owner, Planner , The Indigo Bride

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