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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2Dog Studio

“My experience in banking had exposed me to SCORE as a resource and I thought maybe it would help me as well,” explains Blaylock, who was paired with mentors Frank Kelley and Maure Read more

Lori Blaylock
Owner, 2Dog Studio
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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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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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Avant Palette

Mentor Paul Hollenbach helped Johannes gain the essential tools she would need to start and maintain her successful business. Read more

Margarette Johannes
Avant Palette
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Cloud 9 Ranch

SCORE has an ongoing relationship with the Cloud 9 Ranch leadership and continues to offer advice in corporate financial issues and ways to improve its infrastructure and employee– Read more

Cloud 9 Ranch
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Mainstreet Art Centre

While Johnson felt confident that she could run Mainstreet Art Centre as its sole owner, she had no idea about how to proceed with the buyout, particularly since the partner wanted Read more

Frankie Johnson
Mainstreet Art Centre