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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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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Guiding Harbor

“We have a small staff size, so any time we have turnover it is felt across the agency,” Lessnau says. Read more

Maria Lessnau
CEO, Guiding Harbor
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Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

The SCORE team continues to meet regularly with us and provides an experienced sounding board for our ideas and strategy moves as a start-up and now, young company. Read more

Peter Bednarek
Co-Owner, General Manager, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company
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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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Vegan Distribution

According to Lu, Grunat has not only helped to address her specific business questions, but has also generally instilled Lu with an improved business mindset. “Based on discussions Read more

Sharon Lu
Owner, Vegan Distribution
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Electric Enjin

Ching felt the business was in a rut and he felt hopeless. He turned to SCORE for a second opinion on his business plan. Read more

Chris Ching
Founder and CEO, Electric Enjin
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Bohlux

Comora and Fivis connected with mentor Richard Fivis from the San Francisco SCORE chapter. Read more

Gail Fivis and Louise Comora
Bohlux
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Families to Freedom

Nejdl had a business plan, but she knew she needed help to be both passionate and effective as a business leader. Read more

Sarah Nejdl
Families to Freedom
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Garbage to Garden

SCORE mentor Alan Shaver began working with Tyler Frank just after the business idea was conceived. Read more

Tyler Frank
Garbage to Garden
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Gardens 4 Education

Jeannie plans to continue working with SCORE as Gardens 4 Education continues to grow.  She say, “We have come a long way but there’s still a long way to go.  It gives me confidenc Read more

Jeannie Williams
Gardens 4 Education

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