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Refresh Investments

MEET PAMELA CHEN, SCORE LOS ANGELES SUCCESS HONOREE In 2019, Pamela Chen was struggling to grow her financial planning and investment business, Refresh Investments.  A highly... Read more

Pamela Chen
Refresh Investments LLC
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GRIIT Helps Firms to Compete Globally

SCORE helped GRIIT to sharpen its marketing message, enhance its marketing material, better articulate the types of services that it provides to various stakeholders, and develop... Read more

Sarita D. Jackson, Ph.D.
President and CEO , Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT)
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I sought out marketing assistance from SCORE Los Angeles because I was building a business and the mentor programs at SCORE, I had read, are invaluable.  Emily Tufeld was great... Read more

Anna Marie Wood
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Cocobella Creamery - Vegan Ice Cream Shop

Our SCORE mentor gave us the guidance and confidence to open the first vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free ice cream shop in Los Angeles. Read more

Alice Cherng and Belinda Wei
Cocobella Creamery
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Federal Fingerprinting, Inc.

SCORE LA advised on how to structure the purchase of another fingerprinting business Read more

Federal Fingerprinting, Inc.
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Amba - African print home décor items and accessories

SCORE helped Amba to complete its full line of African products created by African artisans in Ghana Read more

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Yoga-urt by Melissa

SCORE nurtured my entrepreneurial skills during the four years of research, planning and finding funding for my business Read more

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Renee Starms – Internet Marketing Success Coach

Renee Starms
Renee Starms – Internet Marketing Success Coach
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If I Need Help

“If I Need Help” is a not-for-profit that supports families with people who wander, such as children or the elderly.  It started up without much structure, but with a lot of... Read more

Bruce and Erin
Founders, If I Need Help
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The T-Shirt Spot – Linda Stewart

Linda's 38 years of fashion experience helped her recover from the total loss of her business during urban riots Read more

Linda Stewart
Owner, The T-Shirt Spot
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Red Carpet Cookies – Marianne Hudz

Growing With the Help of SCORE Within six months, it was clear that I wanted a commercial kitchen space.  Working from home had significant limitations – I couldn’t make anything... Read more

Marianne Hudz
Owner, Red Carpet Cookies
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Millennial Leadership

As a millennial, Eliassi knew he had a set of assets to offer the business world that were unique to his generation. But in order to be competitive, he wanted to combine them with... Read more

Kamy Eliassi
Author, Millennial Leadership