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An easy path to success for entrepreneurs and small business owners

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93%
of business owners say that having a mentor was key to their success.
Start It Up’s mentor program gives business owners and entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed.

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Meet some of our business mentors

Your dedicated mentor will support you every step of the way, and help you avoid mistakes and missteps that so many other business owners make.
Jim Fitzhugh
Jim is the Chair of SCORE LA mentoring over 200 small businesses and startups. He has worked with UPS managing $1.9 billion in sales with such large accounts as Apple and Walmart. Jim has a Masters in International Business from Thunderbird University.
Emily Tufeld
Emily is a certified SCORE Mentor with the Los Angeles Chapter. She has held diverse executive positions in marketing at KB Home, Public Storage and Amgen for clients in the restaurant, retail, healthcare and real estate industries. Emily is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications
mike huntley
Mike has over 30 years of international sales and marketing experience in aerospace, automotive, medicine, oil and gas, and electronics. He holds an MBA from CalState Dominquez Hills as well as an executive management certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
max ordonez
Max is Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center specializing in funding, management, and business planning. Max has 20+ years’ experience in construction, manufacturing and distribution and is the owner of his own management consultancy .
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