:  Dorthy and her husband Jeff had a vision that they could take Jeff's expertise and success in commercial plumbing and start their own company.  They started their company based on Jeff's success with a large client, obtained adequate financing, became a Certified Women's Business Enterprise, obtained a headquarters facility under favorable terms, and now have a prosperous and growing business headquartered in Jeannette.

How SCORE Helped: 

SCORE provided them with resources that gave them the confidence that they could achieve their objectives.  SCORE was particularly helpful in developing a business plan which enabled them to obtain the financing necessary to implement their vision.

 

What's Great About My Mentor?: 

The SCORE mentors encouraged them to go ahead with their plans and gave them the confidence that they could succeed.  The SCORE mentors made them feel that they were not alone in attempting to achieve their objectives. They always made themselves available when their help was needed and brought in an additional SCORE member to help in areas where they did not have the needed expertise.