The Secret Chocolatier’s artisanal chocolates developed such a following that customers began clamoring for the partners to open their own retail storefront. For help developing a business plan to transition into retailing, in 2010 Andy and Robin visited SCORE.
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Seeking a business loan, in 2006 President and General Manager Terry L. Weaver began working with SCORE Mentor Lou Davenport to organize the company’s financial statements and put together a loan request package.
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In the mid-‘90s, as Ann’s company continued to grow and two of her daughters became involved, she talked to SCORE about expanding the business. Eventually she moved her business into outside office space to accommodate her growing needs. Ann continued to work with SCORE at different stages of her business growth, including attending various workshops.
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In 1995, Williams’ business was rapidly expanding. When she discovered her rapid growth had also led to a growing tax bill, Williams visited SCORE to get advice on how she could pay less in taxes and keep more of her profits.
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In 1988, former teacher Beatriz Bonnet took over a friend’s Houston-based translation company. Bonnet had a background in languages, but not in business—and when she and her husband moved to Denver in 1995 and decided to keep the Houston office open.
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