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Success: SCORE East Central Iowa Success Stories
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Read three great success stories from this year’s chapter of the year winner, SCORE East Central Iowa.

The influx of big box stores with lower quality lower priced items in Linda Jacks Victor, IA community, was sure to threaten the success of her small business specialty store, Flower Connection. SCORE East Central Iowa was able to assist Linda in coming up with new ways to stay fresh and relevant, thereby succeeding and growing her business. Read Linda’s story and find out how Flower Connection is now growing.

Cookie Vanous’s Czech Feather & Down Company saw a drop in profits after post 9/11 tourism numbers plummeted in Iowa’s historic Czech Village. Cookie’s SCORE mentor introduced her to cross-marketing and showed her new ways of expanding her business. Read Cookie’s story and find out how Czech Feather & Down is now producing sales greater than before.

Chuck Murphy started his business, TestPrep Seminars in 2002. The business was successful and Chuck was ready to sell. Thanks to his SCORE mentors, Chuck was able to repackage his product and create a quality product which he was able to sell profitably. Read Chuck’s story and find out why Chuck was so inspired by his SCORE experience that he now is a SCORE mentor too.

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