Gift Store Entrepreneur Finds A Perfect New Career With SCORE's Help
Karen opened Perfectly Pennsylvania, a store dedicated to the state's rich mix of products, in the new terminal of Harrisburg International Airport. Anchored by Brookmere's Wines of Belleville, Perfectly Pennsylvania carries a variety of unique, high-quality products ranging from Crayola Crayons and Slinky toys to clothing and Amish-country quilts and Hex signs. With Harrisburg's new airport terminal nearing completion, Karen knew she had an ideal location for her store. What she needed was a business plan to make it work. SCORE counselor provided valuable comments to help address issues the banks would ask. Perhaps more important, the counselors gave Karen a welcome dose of self-confidence. Their moral support helped convince Karen that this can work and that she should move forward.