How SCORE helped. 

A SCORE Success Story

September 2013

The Hearing Aid Shop

7760 Rt 417 West / PO Box 475 Bolivar, NY  14715

877-EAR-LADY   585.928.1657

  February 20, 2013

Dear Sirs:

I  would  like  to  sing  the  praises  of Jon Costello and Dick Golas as their invaluable assistance has been instrumental in helping me develop my business.

I  opened  my  Hearing Aid  business  in  August of 2007 in Bolivar, NY. While working with the Small Business Association in  Belmont to develop a business plan  and  negotiate  my  growing  maze  of  paperwork, I met Dick Golas, who introduced me to  SCORE. This connection together with Jon has become vital to my business.

They have  helped me  learn  how to  examine my financial statements, to know when to ask  questions of my bookkeeper,  and to  develop an eye for things that do not  seem correct. They are there  to run ideas by,  and they have steered me the right direction many times. They have also  offered  different  options that I may have  not thought of. Their combined  wealth of  knowledge has benefited me so much. They continue to guide me when I need help,   and I have recently gotten back on their schedule for monthly meetings.

I  am  fortunate  that  with  hard  work  my  business  has  been  successful   and growing  every  year.   And  I  know that I am good at what I do,  but I am well aware that more is required to develop a successful business.   I was doing fine flying  by the seat of my pants, but having a better sense of the business end of my  business  and  having these  men  as a  great  resource clearly  increases  the likelihood of my continued success.

I am very appreciative to have access to such knowledgeable mentors, and I feel more confident knowing I have them to guide me.

Tracie D. Edwards, HIS, COHC


Tracie Edwards was named SCORE Chapter 45,  Buffalo / Niagara


Congratulations Tracie on a job well done

SCORE Buffalo / Niagara

The Hearing Aid Shop