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Vera Bradley Stitches Up Multi-Million Dollar Business With Help From SCORE

[ 0 ] Mar. 22, 2013 | SBO Editor

It’s a long way from the basement to the big time, but Barbara Baekgaard and Patricia Miller have taken their line of women’s luggage, accessories, and clothing from trunk sales in their homes to more than 3,000 retailers around the globe. As demand grew, they found their match in SCORE counselor George Cook, who applied his background in corporate finance to help them develop a business plan and establish bookkeeping and inventory procedures. In just three years, sales topped $1 million.
“We were very lucky to connect with somebody whose business expertise complemented our creativity. I’m sure SCORE does that for everybody. SCORE is a fantastic organization.”
Patricia Miller, Co-founder, Vera Bradley Designs, Inc.

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