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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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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Start Up Art Gallery Owner Helped By SCORE

Start Up Art Gallery Avoided Pitfalls with Help of SCORE Mentor’s Advice When Amy Morton was in the process of starting a new art gallery in Washington, DC, she worked with Miria Read more

Amy Morton
Start Up Art Gallery Owner Helped By SCORE
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Kathryn DePalma Music Services

DePalma attended SCORE’s small business orientation on her days off and worked with two mentors, including Dave Baier, who she says, “always gives us the guidance, experience and i Read more

Kathryn DePalma
Kathryn DePalma Music Services
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MagicMusic Productions

After almost three decades in business, MagicMusic has expanded beyond the capacity of a single individual and Judy is ready to turn over the reins to someone else. Read more

Judy Pandolfi
MagicMusic Productions
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Vera's Art

With no background in business or sales, Smith knew she would need some guidance. Read more

Vera Smith
Vera's Art
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Unzicker

Unzicker came to SCORE weary of traveling for the juried shows on which she relied for much of her income, and concerned about the decline of that particular market (and thus her i Read more

Elaine Unzicker
Unzicker
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Best Comics

Maletta’s mentor, Lenny Buchholtz, suggested that he use social media as a low-cost way to promote his business. Read more

Tommy Maletta
Best Comics
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Bounce About

Through attending workshops and seminars, and meeting with her SCORE mentor, Mirabal was able to navigate employee labor laws and ensure compliance with New Jersey state law. Read more

Danielle Mirabal
Bounce About Laser Tag LLC
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The Makers Market and Workshops

Having no previous business experience, we did not know where to start. We started with researching, and were directed toward SCORE for mentorship. Read more

Jennifer Bade and Jennifer Gunter
Co-Owners, The Makers Market and Workshops

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