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SCORE Helps Esthetician Become Her Own Boss

Vanity Haus esthetics center opened March 1 in Bethlehem, PA Mariana Franco traded 13 years of teaching English language arts to kindergarten through eighth-grade students for a... Read more

Mariana Franco
Owner and Lead Aesthetician of Vanity Haus, Vanity Haus
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SCORE Mentors Offer Ongoing Support for Solopreneur

In 2016, Lydia Grossov was at a crossroads. She was contemplating whether to find another corporate job in the pharmaceutical industry or take her long-time side hustle full-time... Read more

Lydia Grossov
Creative Director, Expresso Design
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SCORE Helps Launch Doylestown Cat Café

After retiring from her career as a math teacher, Eilene Shaffer was intrigued by her daughter’s suggestion to start a cat café in the heart of Doylestown. The MeWow Cat Café... Read more

Eilene Shaffer
MeWow Cat Café
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SCORE Helps Couple Launch Consulting Business

After spending 35 years working for the city of Philadelphia, Pat O’Donnell knows the ins and outs of the permitting process. So much so, that after retiring in January, O’Donnell... Read more

Pat and Terri O'Donnell
Owners, O’Donnell Alliance, LLC
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Dahn worked with SCORE mentor Gene Murtha, who helped her develop and refine her product. Murtha also helped Dahn make important business connections. Dahn credits Murtha with... Read more

Kara Dahn