"SCORE has so many resources. They have videos. The mentor program is fantastic because you can ask any question and they are like your friends. I had no idea everything that you needed to do for a business. Before, I didn't have that information. Now I do. It's a goldmine." -- Llayne Padgett
How do you grow your business 400% in one year?

Just ask new entrepreneur, Llayne Padgett, who recently retired from the airline industry, moved from Maryland to New Mexico, and purchased a mobile dog grooming business in Albuquerque. 

“You put the comfort of the dog first,” explains Padgett, Wag’n Wash Mobile Grooming 's new owner. 

And, you fulfill a need. Like taking your service to a pet owner whose dog is too old to travel to a grooming salon.

She says her love of animals made her second career choice an easy one. She pampers her clients and strives for each to leave her van with its tail wagging.

Padgett says that soon after taking over the business, “...the phone was ringing off the hook and I didn’t know what to do…I was all by myself.”

Fortunately, she connected with SCORE Albuquerque mentor Kent Paul , who helped her get her business on track.
Padgett says she settled in New Mexico because she once visited the state and found the skies the “prettiest” and the people the “friendliest.”

She hopes to add a second van in the future, so she can continue to grow.

Photo credit Wag'n Wash Mobile Grooming

SCORE mentors have expertise and practical experience in the business world.

Looking for a new challenge...without a big time commitment?

You'll keep your business skills sharp and you'll feel great about it!

Mentor one-on-one. Present a workshop. Help a peer-to-peer learning group move forward. Work independently or with others.

In only 10 hours per month you'll help new entrepreneurs navigate their way to successfully starting or growing a small business.

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SCORE Albuquerque helps small businesses grow from start-up through maturity by providing lifelong learning opportunities for business owners. Clients develop their own path to small business success by accessing one-on-one mentoring, workshops, Business Owners Councils and a national network of resources. Our team of experienced entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives and managers are trained mentors who help clients gain clarity to take the next step. SCORE Albuquerque is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). In New Mexico, SCORE also has chapters in  Santa Fe  and  Las Cruces .