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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Love Your Pet Bakery

Kamdar works with two SCORE mentors, Dan Wallace and John Pietro. Read more

Valarie Kamdar
Owner, Love Your Pet Bakery
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Norhart

The Kaedings first sought mentoring during a difficult time for the company: One of their newest apartment buildings had unhealthy vacancy levels. Read more

Mike Kaeding
Norhart
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Philadelphia Integrative Medicine

While Tetlow was trained in multiple modes of care by the time she started her clinic, she didn’t have any formal business training. Read more

Georgia Tetlow
Philadelphia Integrative Medicine
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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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Hart Physical Therapy

Hart worked with SCORE mentor Jim Dallet who encouraged her to start thinking and acting like a business professional in every sense. Read more

Mary Hart
Hart Physical Therapy
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Unzicker

Unzicker came to SCORE weary of traveling for the juried shows on which she relied for much of her income, and concerned about the decline of that particular market (and thus her i Read more

Elaine Unzicker
Unzicker
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Simply Smashing Rage Release Room

Wilk met with SCORE mentors Richard Alt and Lance Thompson to gain insights on how to implement an overarching business plan. Read more

Stephen Wilk
Simply Smashing Rage Release Room

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