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Eco-Depot Marketplace: Planting a Seed in Asheville's River Arts District

"My biggest challenge was not speaking 'Contractor-ese.' While I surrounded myself with trustworthy people to help me deal with a negative contractor relationship, I also had to... Read more

Shelley Schenker
Owner and Artist, Eco-Depot Marketplace
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Need Business Help Quickly? SewLink Did Too.

Kathleen Lewis/President, SewLink
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The Village Potters: From Our Hands to Your Home

"I went from a sole proprietorship working. by myself to operating an S corporation with 6 areas of income. I work directly with 5 resident potters, have permanant and sub... Read more

Sarah Wells Rolland
Owner and Resident Potter, The Village Potters
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Shecology: Natural Cleaning in a Nutshell

Mari Fox
President, Shecology
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Vitality Fitness – Your Body Is an Instrument, not an Ornament

Taija Ventrella
President, Vitality Fitness
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SCORE Client Stories: Meet Kristi King of Climb-It Cat

"Initially when I came to Asheville SCORE we discussed a possible patent for our first product. They also helped counsel us on marketing and pricing." Read more

Kristi King
Owner / Founder, Climb-It Cat
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SCORE Client Stories: Meet Greg Mayer of One Click Fix

THE SCORE COUNSELOR Greg’s counselor shared that he enjoyed working with Greg, stating that he is “a very high-energy guy and a unique thinker” who is also open to feedback. SCORE... Read more

Greg Mayer
Owner / Founder, One Click Fix
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Native Ground Books and Music

Although Native Ground Music was making good progress as a part-time enterprise, Erbsen knew that in order to take that proverbial "next step," he would need help expanding his... Read more

Wayne Erbsen
Native Ground Books and Music
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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
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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