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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Galleries on the Go

Although Mullins has a business degree, SCORE mentors provided guidance and accountability to stay focused as Galleries on the Go grows. Read more

Sara Mullins
Galleries on the Go
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Avant Palette

Mentor Paul Hollenbach helped Johannes gain the essential tools she would need to start and maintain her successful business. Read more

Margarette Johannes
Avant Palette
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Massage Envy

Theresa and Marcia say, "SCORE saved our business! Read more

Theresa Paradise and Marcia Connelley
Massage Envy
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Cloud 9 Ranch

SCORE has an ongoing relationship with the Cloud 9 Ranch leadership and continues to offer advice in corporate financial issues and ways to improve its infrastructure and employee– Read more

Cloud 9 Ranch
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Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing

Behling began meeting with SCORE mentor Bill Beres in 2009, focusing their talks on how to revive a struggling business and expand its existing customer base. Read more

Penny Behling
Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing
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Oh My Cupcakes!

Attending the Sioux Falls chapter of SCORE’s How to Really Start Your Own Business workshop got the ball rolling by teaching Melissa how to assemble a business plan and demystifyin Read more

Melissa Johnson
Oh My Cupcakes!
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Atypical Pictures

“The grant and SCORE enabled me to expand my network,” Patrick says. Read more

April Patrick
Atypical Pictures
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Mainstreet Art Centre

While Johnson felt confident that she could run Mainstreet Art Centre as its sole owner, she had no idea about how to proceed with the buyout, particularly since the partner wanted Read more

Frankie Johnson
Mainstreet Art Centre

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