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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Haircuts of St. Lucie West

Darbyshire has known volunteer mentor Kostas “Gus” Gregory for a while and trusted his advice. Read more

Maurice Darbyshire
Franchisee , Haircuts of St. Lucie West
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College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia

Westerman sought out SCORE’s guidance during his due-diligence period researching franchising opportunities, where volunteer mentors Richard Rose and Len Briskman offered their exp Read more

Brad Westerman
Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia
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Holly's Kona Ice

Daigle and volunteer mentor Larry Dunham met weekly over the course of a few months as Daigle was considering becoming a franchisee. “SCORE looked through my franchise disclosure d Read more

Holly Daigle
Franchisee, Holly's Kona Ice
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The Hartz Group

Before starting up his business, Hartz met with SCORE mentor Bill Roberts and several other members of the Greater Aiken, South Carolina SCORE chapter. Read more

Charles Hartz
Owner, The Hartz Group
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American Robotics Academy

Taglia made an appointment with SCORE and met Irwin Miller and Anil Prasad, who advised him over the course of six years on all aspects of small business. Read more

Dan Taglia
Owner, American Robotics Academy
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gCasey Photography Succeeds with SCORE

While taking a class for new business owners at the downtown San Jose SBA office, Greg heard about SCORE and their business counseling services. Read more

Gregory Casey
gCasey Photography Succeeds with SCORE
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Seniors Helping Seniors

Greg recalled hearing through the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce about SCORE. Read more

Greg and Katie Dodd
Seniors Helping Seniors
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Closets by Design Orlando

The Orlando team first sought help from the U.S. Small Business Administration at the University of Central Florida. Read more

Ron Lichwala and Bob Qualters
Closets by Design Orlando

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