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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Haines Security Solutions, LLC
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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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Sonja Biggs Educational Services Inc.

Sonja and Brandon came to SCORE for help in 2016 when they found that, despite having revenues of around $300,000, the business was losing money. Read more

Sonja Biggs Educational Services Inc.
Mermaid Butter
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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
Borderless European Market
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Borderless European Market

It was evident to Bogdanovych and Klitchyk that Borderless European Market would fill a need in Austin. Nonetheless, the pair needed expert guidance to get their business up and ru Read more

Tatiana Bogdanovych, Taras Klitchyk
Borderless European Market
Creative Behavior Solutions Owners Brit Harger and Adrianne Smith
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Behavior Analysts Become Biz Owners to Help Kids with Disabilities

Brit Harger and Adrianne Smith
Co-Founders, Creative Behavior Solutions, LLC
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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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Alliance for Positive Change (Alliance)

In 2010 the impacts of the economic recession presented Duke and Alliance with new, unfamiliar challenges. Read more

Sharen Duke
Founder, Alliance for Positive Change (Alliance)
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Vera's Art

With no background in business or sales, Smith knew she would need some guidance. Read more

Vera Smith
Vera's Art
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Partnering Resources

“I’m very busy, very happy, and very grateful to SCORE,” she says. Read more

Maya Townsend
Founder, Lead Consultant, Partnering Resources
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GrowthSpurts Child Development Facility, LLC

Although Boswell has an extensive background in childcare, she needed guidance and support when it came to business operations. Read more

Bre Boswell
Owner, GrowthSpurts Child Development Facility, LLC

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