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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Seal the Seasons

“I had never taken a business class before or done any sort of formal business training,” Mateer says. Read more

Patrick Mateer
Owner, Seal the Seasons
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Hidden Pond Farm

The McDowells worked with SCORE mentor Bob Anders, who helped them to hire employees, create a five-year vision, carry out product testing, deal with potential buyers, and navigate Read more

Andy and Beverly McDowell
Co-owners, Hidden Pond Farm, LLC
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Norm's Farms

As Norm’s Farms grew quickly, the Lenhardts knew they would need to bring on more and more help to meet demand. Read more

Ann and Rodger Lenhardt
Owners, Norm's Farms
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Terra Dura Landscapes

Tom Barton, SCORE mentor and retired CPA, pushed Walsh to build a solid foundation for his business before moving forward with his big ideas. Read more

Andrew Walsh
Terra Dura Landscapes LLC
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L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.

The Connells sought SCORE mentoring as they moved their school from rural Virginia to Richmond. Read more

Resi Connell
L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.
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Plant Group Hawaii

After receiving the American Small Business Champion award in 2017, the company used the money they won to defray the cost of office supplies. Read more

Colton Collins
Plant Group Hawaii
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Heidelberg Bread Company

Bissell met with SCORE volunteer mentors Phil Owens and Sam Russo, who provided help writing a business plan. Read more

Boyd Bissell
Owner , Heidelberg Bread Company
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Your Health Source

SCORE mentor Stan Booth helped Brown improve search-engine optimization on her website so new customers could find Your Health Source online more easily. Read more

Monica Brown
Owner, Your Health Source

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