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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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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Bounce About

Through attending workshops and seminars, and meeting with her SCORE mentor, Mirabal was able to navigate employee labor laws and ensure compliance with New Jersey state law. Read more

Danielle Mirabal
Bounce About Laser Tag LLC
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The Makers Market and Workshops

Having no previous business experience, we did not know where to start. We started with researching, and were directed toward SCORE for mentorship. Read more

Jennifer Bade and Jennifer Gunter
Co-Owners, The Makers Market and Workshops
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Cadence Insoles

“Sometimes we had questions that we couldn’t get answers for, no matter how many Google searches we did,” Hinds recalls. Read more

John Hinds
Owner, Cadence Insoles
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Advocations

Between 2009 and 2013, 100 percent of Advocations’ revenue was from one client. Read more

Lindsey Haaser
Owner, Advocations
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Break Through Reno

Phil’s advice to anyone starting a new business is to “follow your gut.” “I tried to do everything myself and I should have hired sooner and delegated more...and expanded faster.” Read more

Phil and Sumiko Frayssinoux
Owners, Break Through Reno
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Sugar Beeze, LLC

Maddox meets with Heitz every few months, exchanging emails with him in between sessions. Read more

Julie Maddox
Owner, Sugar Beeze, LLC
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CapeAble Sensory Products

Weighted products have traditionally been made by hand, and sewn weighted products didn’t fit standard manufacturing techniques. Read more

Marna Pacheco and Susan Hickok
Owners, CapeAble Sensory Products
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GOEFER

"I always ask questions, and starting a business of this scale was way outside my experience,” Herod admits. Read more

Michael Herod
Owner, GOEFER
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Millennial Leadership

As a millennial, Eliassi knew he had a set of assets to offer the business world that were unique to his generation. Read more

Kamy Eliassi
Author, Millennial Leadership

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