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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Anita's Biscottis

SCORE mentor Chet Shoop helped Skrocki start her business. Read more

Anita Skrocki
Owner, Anita's Biscottis
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T’s Divine Sweets & More, LLC

Jackson developed her business plan with help from SCORE Mid-Shore chapter chair John C. Franke and SCORE mentor George Howie. Read more

Tamara Jackson
President and CEO, T’s Divine Sweets & More, LLC
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Teatopia

In starting Teatopia, Quarles made up for not having a business background by using the business blueprint on SCORE’s website, taking classes, and meeting with SCORE mentor Richard Read more

Reginald Quarles
Owner, Teatopia
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GREAT WINE

Lin’s director of brand marketing, Michella Chiu, first sought out mentoring from SCORE and eventually, Lin joined her. Read more

Danni Lin
Founder and CEO , GREAT WINE
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Dreamy Creations

Braddock attended a SCORE workshop to help develop her business plan and sought mentoring from SCORE mentor Harvey Finkle. Read more

Jenica Braddock
Dreamy Creations
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Tantardini’s

In Italy Tantardini was the head of a purchasing department where he managed six employees and an annual budget of $50 million euros. Read more

Diego Tantardini
Owner, Tantardini’s
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Shaker Farms Country Club

SCORE mentors helped with the important first step: determining whether the business could ever be profitable before Kotowitz committed to buying the country club. Read more

Nancy Kotowitz
Owner, Shaker Farms Country Club
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AR’s Hot Southern Honey

Russell first came to SCORE when he competed in SCOREcard, a business model canvas competition in Richmond, Virginia. Read more

Ames J. Russell
LMP Food Group LLC
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Haines Brewing Company

Like many small business owners, Wheeler and Kitayama started a business so that they could follow their talent and passion, but the two lacked financial expertise. Read more

Jeanne Kitayama and Paul Wheeler
Co-Owners, Haines Brewing Company, Inc.
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Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

The SCORE team continues to meet regularly with us and provides an experienced sounding board for our ideas and strategy moves as a start-up and now, young company. Read more

Peter Bednarek
Co-Owner, General Manager, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

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