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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360U

Beyer and Van Abel worked with SCORE mentor Jim Heiting, which they say was the best decision they have made. Read more

Laura Beyer and Maria Van Abel
360U
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Johnny Velo Bikes

SCORE mentor Susan Sommerfield worked with Robinson as he planned and launched his business. Read more

John Robinson
Johnny Velo Bikes
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LB Lightning Cyclery

Michael and Pamela worked with SCORE mentor Maureen Reister to refine and strengthen their business plan. Read more

Michael and Pamela Parks
LB Lightning Cyclery
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All Places Traveled, LLC

Berger says that meeting with SCORE mentors Bernie Roseman and Steve Lember gave her the confidence to know that she was meeting her goals and objectives. Read more

Carol Berger
All Places Traveled, LLC
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Simply Smashing Rage Release Room

Wilk met with SCORE mentors Richard Alt and Lance Thompson to gain insights on how to implement an overarching business plan. Read more

Stephen Wilk
Simply Smashing Rage Release Room
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Vert Adventures

Sampson attended online workshops and worked with SCORE mentor Simon Mahler. Read more

Paul Sampson
Vert Adventures
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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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Triangle Area Polo Club

The club has grown over the years, but Brooks wanted to take it to the next level. Read more

David Brooks
Owner, Triangle Area Polo Club
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Mind&Melody

During an epic 3-hour meeting, SCORE mentor John Hosler helped Koff and Rodriguez understand the ins and outs of founding a 501c(3) organization. Read more

Vice-President and Co-Founder, Mind&Melody
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Imagine Escape Games

The Linquists knew how to design and build escape rooms, but didn’t know how to create and sustain a small business. Read more

Mike & Hayley Linquist
Imagine Escape Games

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