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Moonlighting at PIA

"SCORE is a friendly atmosphere, very non-threating and offers fantastic advice for anyone who wants to start a business.They helped us with our marketing plan to really promote th Read more

Moonlighting at PIA
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Look! It's My Book!

Janet said, “SCORE Peoria was very helpful. Without their help, I believe that Look. It’s My Book! Read more

Janet Roth
Owner / Founder, Look! It's My Book!
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Adore Bridal & Specialty

Janice said, “SCORE Peoria is the #1 place to start if you are thinking about starting a business. Read more

Janice Yoder
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Scooper Heros

But she had never started a new business before and knew she needed help. Read more

Kelley Steger
Owner / Founder, Scooper Heros
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Grayboy Motorsports

Sherry said, “I am very grateful to SCORE Peoria and the mentors who helped me. I felt overwhelmed and alone as I was struggling to do this by myself. Read more

Grayboy Motorsports
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Threads, Hope & Love

Cindy said, “SCORE Peoria really helped us with this challenge. Read more

Cindy Shuford
President and Co-founder, Threads, Hope & Love
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IT 360, Inc.

“Much of the progress and success that IT360 has achieved to date can be closely attributed to the relationship and guidance that we received years ago through our SCORE Counselors Read more

Don Dawson and Matt Machala
President and Vice-President, IT 360, Inc.
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Web Services, Inc.

“I would encourage anyone to try some counseling from SCORE mentors. No one knows everything and, if you can receive free, valuable advice for your business, go for it! Read more

Tammy Finch
Owner / Founder, Web Services, Inc.
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Zinger Zanger, Inc.

Robin said, “I am a very visual person. The thought of completing 28 pages of words and numbers to think through my business was very unattractive, even repugnant. Read more

Robin Albright
Founder / Owner, Zinger Zanger, Inc.
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The Kern Group

R. Scott Kern, CET, CHS, Managing Partner, said, “We are very pleased with the help we received from SCORE Peoria. Read more

R. Scott Kern and Gregory Kern
President and Managing Partner, The Kern Group
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Advanced Behavior Treatment

SCORE has opened our eyes to the benefits of going into a partnership and educated us on reasons many partnerships succeed or fail. Read more

Rich Neal/Tariq Farr
CEO/President, Advanced Behavior Treatment