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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BriteWorks

Like many businesses, BriteWorks got its start on a shoestring budget. Read more

Anita Ron
Owner, BriteWorks
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X-Cell Tool & Mold

Novel attributes much of this success to the mentorship he received from Mike Vereb and Tony Ciampa at SCORE. Read more

Ron Novel
X-Cell Tool & Mold
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Commercial Energy Systems

SCORE mentor Pat Loftus helped Jim Wolff, the owner, refocus his business model and grow the company’s internal resources, doubling his equipment acquisitions and employee base. Read more

Jim Wolff
Commercial Energy Systems, LLC
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All American Marine

Matt has always stressed that he did a business plan for every business he got into, before he would even consider the business. Read more

Matt and Nina Mullett
Owners, All American Marine
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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
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The Decker Group

“We were at a place where we needed to determine if we were building a business or maintaining a lifestyle business,” Sara says. Read more

Sara Decker
Partner, The Decker Group
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High Impact Management

But a business doesn’t grow overnight. Coffee had to figure out how to market HIM’s services to the federal and commercial sectors. Read more

Julie Coffee
President and founder, High Impact Management
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Geothermal Loop Pros

DeJong and his partner attended small business workshops and then worked with SCORE mentor Dan Butler, who helped them put together the documents they needed to apply for a loan. Read more

Marcus DeJong
Co-Owner, Geothermal Loop Pros
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Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC

SCORE mentor Ken Baker worked with the Daniels on how to structure their construction business. Nicole met with Fred Kistler twice weekly for training on QuickBooks. Read more

Rodrick and Nicole Daniels
Owners, Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC

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