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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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. Read more

Christopher Gonzalez, Dave Comisky and Jim Camut
Barkly
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Curzon Hill Antiques

Sarah’s grandfather, who had owned a successful advertising and printing business in Omaha, suggested that she contact the local chapter of SCORE. Read more

Sarah Hill
Curzon Hill Antiques
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Mermaid Butter

SCORE mentor Pamela Kaur has helped Schol with every aspect of setting up her business, from choosing the right corporate structure to filing the necessary paperwork with the IRS a Read more

Dawn Schol
President, Mermaid Butter
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Strongman Services, LLC

“Get a SCORE mentor right away!” says Littrell. She worked with SCORE to develop effective interviewing techniques with potential employees. Read more

Gisele Littrell
Strongman Services, LLC
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Bob Lepper

SCORE mentor Don Wheeler advised Lepper during the growth phase of his business and was there for him during the sale as well. Read more

Bob Lepper
Owner, Bob Lepper
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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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The Alexandria Academy

SCORE mentors Robert Machon and Harry Croner encouraged McEnnan to attend a SCORE social media and marketing workshop to help spread the word about her business. Read more

Stacey McEnnan
The Alexandria Academy
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Mutt’s Sauce

Scales met with SCORE mentor John Soutar weekly prior to her product launch.“Everything that SCORE offered was exactly what I needed to get the business started,” Scales recalls.  Read more

Charlynda Scales
Mutt’s Sauce LLC
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Tantardini’s

In Italy Tantardini was the head of a purchasing department where he managed six employees and an annual budget of $50 million euros. Read more

Diego Tantardini
Owner, Tantardini’s
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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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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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