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J. Gumbo's Delaware

Submitted by: Richard Upton
State: Ohio
City: Delaware

Business Description

We have developed a winning formula for serving up great-tasting Cajun and Creole cuisine at low prices and lightning speed. We put our spin on the concept with our BELL program and FUNraisers!

What one unique aspect of your business will make you succeed over the next year?

Our continued perseverance with our BELL (Business Education Learning Liaison) program, to employ and train individuals with ID and DD, the reason we opened, will blossom during 2017.

How does your business make a positive impact on the community?

We continually host FUNraisers for non-profit and student organizations, as well as community families that have suffered devastation. We collaborate to raise awareness for community projects whenever possible as well as help other businesses grow.

What would you do with a $1,000 Sam’s Club gift card, training, and help from a SCORE mentor to grow your business?

SCORE I would work with to see the best way to expand our concept to another community, one of our initial goals. The gift card would be used for materials to promote our business and training program.

The following responses will be considered in judging for a SCORE Award.

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

I have not worked with a SCORE mentor directly for this business.

Have you had to overcome any obstacles along the way to build your business?

Funding and cash flow have been an ongoing concern.

How will you utilize the marketing video and national recognition of winning a SCORE Award to help take your business to the next level?

I will use it to bring continued awareness of what we are beyond a great QSR. I will also use it to help us move into our next market.
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