Just like the storyline in The Little Engine That Could, SCORE client Jeff Benya of Curmudgeon Books had the steepest of climbs to establish a successful independent book shop at struggling Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland, particularly during a pandemic. But, by tapping into various resources, including SCORE’s free mentorship program, Jeff pulled off the near impossible - a thriving business in a distressed mall. “With Covid and the lackluster economy for indoor retail establishments, my SCORE Mentor Bob Whitcomb has helped keep me informed of possibilities and what he's hearing on the local business scene." Go visit and buy a book!

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