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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Urban Dwell

McMahon remembered SCORE from a few military-focused events he attended during his active duty service. Read more

Tom McMahon
Owner , Urban Dwell
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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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Haines Security Solutions, LLC

During the budget sequestration, Haines went to a SCORE workshop where he says he was asked questions about his business that he had never thought about before. Read more

Doug Haines
Haines Security Solutions, LLC
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Off the Grid Investigations, LLC

Marshall’s mentors helped her revise some of her previous business decisions. 'I was the one who said ‘I can do it myself’ and insisted I could. Read more

Sarah M. Marshall
Off the Grid Investigations, LLC
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Veteran Transportation Services, Inc.

Janet attended a SCORE workshop on how to develop a business plan and worked with SCORE mentor Kathy Pierce, who helped the Perkins conceive and launch the business. Janet advises Read more

Janet Y. Perkins
Veteran Transport Services, INC
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Mutt’s Sauce

Scales met with SCORE mentor John Soutar weekly prior to her product launch.“Everything that SCORE offered was exactly what I needed to get the business started,” Scales recalls.  Read more

Charlynda Scales
Mutt’s Sauce LLC
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One Community Auto

Peterson started with the Startup Basics Workshop to get a broad understanding of what was needed to run a small business. Read more

Gary Peterson
Owner, One Community Auto
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UR Fit Wellness Center

Ramirez learned about SCORE through one of his MBA classes, and met with mentor Bob Paino. “I really was seeking general advice,” Ramirez says. Read more

Xavier Ramirez
Owner, UR Fit Wellness Center
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ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving

Starting out, Christy and Al found it nearly impossible to secure a loan due to their lack of current income.  Their mentor, Peter Fong, helped them to write a business plan that w Read more

Christy and Al Kroell
ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving