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.

Civility Management Solutions

“I wanted to ensure that I had the best foundation for developing success from the very beginning,” Artis says.

Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business Award - Copiosity

“The first expertise we sought was a SCORE mentor,” Harrison says.

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.

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 sta

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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. Read more

Chris Bhutta
WellMom
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Mira Jean Designs

Hougen sought out a SCORE mentor a year after establishing her business. Read more

Kate Hougen,
Founder & Textile Designer, Mira Jean Designs
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Hughes Barney Investigations

“In our business field, we have the experience to perform the work,” Hughes says. 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. Read more

Christopher Gonzalez, Dave Comisky and Jim Camut
Barkly
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Stride, Inc.

Back in the 80s, when Barbara was starting out on her own, SCORE helped with machinery and mechanical problems. Read more

Kerry Bertram
Owner, Stride, Inc.
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NKO Global Security Solutions

Olivas attended several SCORE workshops and worked with SCORE mentor William Woods on developing a business plan. He and Williams continue to meet regularly. Read more

Luis Olivas
Owner, NKO Global Security Solutions
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Troy Psychotherapy

Several SCORE mentors helped Babushkin open a second location for his business in downtown Detroit. Read more

Anton Babushkin
Owner, Troy Psychotherapy
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Love Your Pet Bakery

Kamdar works with two SCORE mentors, Dan Wallace and John Pietro. Read more

Valarie Kamdar
Owner, Love Your Pet Bakery

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