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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Wash Land
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Wash Land

Markeson calls SCORE mentor Peter Ryerson his “life coach.” He says, “I can sometimes get wrapped up in my day-to-day and he will call me and check to see where I am on ‘number thr Read more

Chris Markeson
Wash Land
 Strongman Services, LLC
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Strongman Services, LLC

“Get a SCORE mentor right away!” says Littrell. She worked with SCORE to develop effective interviewing techniques with potential employees. Read more

Gisele Littrell
Strongman Services, LLC
Simply Smashing “A Rage Release Room”
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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
Off the Grid Investigations, LLC
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Off the Grid Investigations, LLC

Marshall’s mentors helped her revise some of her previous business decisions. 'I was the one who said ‘I can do it myself’ and insisted I could. Read more

Sarah M. Marshall
Off the Grid Investigations, LLC
AEBETANCOURT
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AEBETANCOURT

Betancourt’s SCORE mentor, Jim Coates, spent time going over the business model and provided emotional support. Read more

Arthur Betancourt
AEBETANCOURT
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Bob Lepper

SCORE mentor Don Wheeler advised Lepper during the growth phase of his business and was there for him during the sale as well. Read more

Bob Lepper
Owner, Bob Lepper
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Vert Adventures

Sampson attended online workshops and worked with SCORE mentor Simon Mahler. Read more

Paul Sampson
Vert Adventures
X-Cell Tool & Mold
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X-Cell Tool & Mold

Novel attributes much of this success to the mentorship he received from Mike Vereb and Tony Ciampa at SCORE. Read more

Ron Novel
X-Cell Tool & Mold
Veteran Transport Services, INC
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Veteran Transportation Services, Inc.

Janet attended a SCORE workshop on how to develop a business plan and worked with SCORE mentor Kathy Pierce, who helped the Perkins conceive and launch the business. Janet advises Read more

Janet Y. Perkins
Veteran Transport Services, INC
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The Ballroom Institute

The Kroezens met with SCORE mentor Jeff Dykes. Read more

Amy & Mathew Kroezen
The Ballroom Institute
Soul Carrier
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Soul Carrier

SCORE mentor Carole Perfetti helped Boonlorn rewrite her business plan with expert input and guidance. Read more

Jennifer Boonlorn
Soul Carrier

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