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College Insight

Submitted by: Elisia Howard
State: Washington
City: Issaquah

Business Description

College Insight has four key departments that focus on helping families navigate the confusing world of college applications. Our main focus going into 2018 is on making college more affordable.

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

How has working with a SCORE mentor helped your business?

I took a consulting class at SCORE when I first started my business and it was immensely helpful. I was putting in so many long hours and couldn't have worked harder and was feeling defeated. The teacher made me realize that I was doing everything I could, but that these kind of businesses take time to grow, especially when you are pioneering an industry and people don't understand what you do. He helped me make my message clearer and gave me ideas on how to grow my business faster. His years of expertise were invaluable in helping me get started.

Please describe the specific ways that your business has been successful and how it will grow in the next year.

I believe my business has been successful because of the hard work and hustle I have invested in it until this point. I am just finishing year two and lived out of the country for many years, so when I came to start the business, I had no contacts or experience and started from absolutely nothing. The first year was spent educating people that a business like mine even existed. We have grown quickly and are focused on 2018 to start marketing nation wide. Our projections for 2018 are to help over 1500 people with their student loan debt and have at least 20 students go to college for free.
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