To whom it may concern,
My name is Connie Blizzard and my business partner is Kelly Schiavo. We have started a business, Carpe Diem Weddings and Events, in Owasso, Oklahoma. We would like to take a moment to thank everyone at Tulsa Score for the tremendous help we have received throughout this process.
It has taken over a year to get where we are now, and we still have a long way to go, but we honestly would not be where we are today without Tulsa Score, their resources, and most importantly, our mentor, Ron Roller.
We were following the guidelines through SBA to prepare a business plan and we were struggling, so much so we were at the point of questioning our ability to even run a business. Then I saw a life line . . . a link for Tulsa Score to speak with a mentor. I immediately called the referenced phone number, and Ron happened to be the one I spoke with that day. It literally changed everything for us.
The business plan template, complete with all the spreadsheets you need for the financial aspect, have been invaluable to us. We have attended workshops, educational classes and networking events, all through the Tulsa Score resources. We have had numerous meetings with our mentor and many other contacts your organization has provided. We have learned so much throughout this process and are still learning new things every day. We have completed our first phase funding of our project through Valley National Bank, and we credit you as a huge part of that success. We are now working on the second phase.
We are looking forward to a bright future and long relationship with our friends at Tulsa Score. Our mentor constantly reminds us this is a relationship that goes beyond just getting started. We know we have a resource for the future, as well.
If one is truly serious about starting a business and is ready to do the work involved to succeed Tulsa Score should be the first contact. We cannot thank you enough for the impact you have had on us.
Connie Blizzard and Kelly Schiavo