Here are a few local small businesses that found success with help from SCORE mentors. Find your mentor today!

PharmaCycle Wins Johns Hopkins Business Plan Competition

Ike Unegbu is a SCORE DC client who was recognized as a winner in the 2018 Johns Hopkins Business Plan competition. Read more

Mira Jean Designs

Hougen sought out a SCORE mentor a year after establishing her business. By working with SCORE mentors Ed Coleman and Ellen Brotman, Hougen was able to identify her core audience...

Civility Management Solutions

“I wanted to ensure that I had the best foundation for developing success from the very beginning,” Artis says. She worked with mentor Fred Elam and attended SCORE training...

Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business Award - Copiosity

“The first expertise we sought was a SCORE mentor,” Harrison says. “He made solid progress because our mentor evaluated our business plan and helped map a strategic direction for...

Outstanding Job-Creator Award - Barkly

The Barkly team worked with Hal Shelton, who met with the co-founders monthly to discuss raising capital and scaling the business. "Hal is a seasoned investor and his experience...

Outstanding Green Small Business Award - Zeponic Farms, LLC

“Without Len’s mentorship, Zeponic Farms would still be in the planning phase,” Zepf says, crediting volunteer Len Johnson for helping Zeph overcome the steep learning curve of...

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Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.

Tonya worked with SCORE mentor Fred Elam, who helped her and Michael with their rebranding efforts. Elam guided them in creating a roadmap for growth, navigating the maze of... Read more

Tonya Buckner
CEO/President, Buckner Management & Technology, Inc.
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WellMom

Bhutta states that one of the best parts of SCORE is the ability to bounce ideas off her mentor, Ed Coleman. “One of the most challenging aspects of being an entrepreneur is being... Read more

Chris Bhutta
WellMom
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Mira Jean Designs

Hougen sought out a SCORE mentor a year after establishing her business. By working with SCORE mentors Ed Coleman and Ellen Brotman, Hougen was able to identify her core audience... Read more

Kate Hougen,
Founder & Textile Designer, Mira Jean Designs
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Like Neighbors

SCORE provided O'Connor with the opportunity to browse online mentor profiles and select one that she felt would be able to address her specific situation. O'Connor knew she... Read more

Judy O'Connor
Founder & CEO, Like Neighbors
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SCI Consulting

“I went to the SBA office in D.C. to learn about being certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business, and noticed this room full of older gentlemen having a lively discussion,”... Read more

Lynnette Spano
SCI Consulting
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DLC Solutions

“SCORE is an incredible organization,” he says. “Working with SCORE is like having Bill Gates or Warren Buffett knock on your door and ask if you’d like some help growing a... Read more

Jeremy Lundberg and Joel DeGrands
DLC Solutions
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Hughes Barney Investigations

“In our business field, we have the experience to perform the work,” Hughes says. “However, I need hands-on help and knowledge in order to understand how to properly navigate... Read more

Jeannette Hughes
Owner, Hughes Barney Investigations
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Outstanding Job-Creator Award - Barkly

The Barkly team worked with Hal Shelton, who met with the co-founders monthly to discuss raising capital and scaling the business. "Hal is a seasoned investor and his experience... Read more

Christopher Gonzalez, Dave Comisky and Jim Camut
Barkly

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