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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Haines Security Solutions, LLC

During the budget sequestration, Haines went to a SCORE workshop where he says he was asked questions about his business that he had never thought about before. Read more

Doug Haines
Haines Security Solutions, LLC
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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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Seimitsu

Sam turned to the SCORE advisory board run by his local chapter because he wanted a broader view of where his business was going and how to achieve his goals. Read more

Sam Cook, Cindy Cook
Seimitsu
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AV Specialists, Inc.

Dixon strategized with SCORE mentors Keith Knowles and Mats Bengston about how to keep and grow his business. Read more

Gregg Dixon
AV Specialists, Inc.
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Rethink Imaging

SCORE mentor James Coates helped Chang and Sianta develop their business plan and is helping them identify ways to get in the door with hospital purchasing departments. Read more

Tracy Sianta
Rethink Imaging
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One Effin' Ink

Bates first met SCORE volunteer mentor Rick Scofield in 2009, when he was working on a clothing product he had developed. Read more

Rob Bates
Owner, One Effin' Ink
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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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E-Business Experts

During his sessions with volunteer mentor Judith Edwards, who recommended a company called SiteSell, which offered training for building a successful website for an online business Read more

Douglas Lee
Owner, E-Business Experts

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