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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Copiosity

“The first expertise we sought was a SCORE mentor,” Harrison says. Read more

Dianne Harrison and Cynthia Clarke
principals, Copiosity
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Eric & Christopher

Kline was 19 when he started his first printing business, which was also when he first encountered SCORE. Read more

Eric Fausnacht and Christopher Kline
Co-founders, Eric & Christopher
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KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School

“Knowing I had no business training, I needed someone with real experience to run ideas by and get their wisdom and input,” Crandall says. She attended a Start Up Basics class host Read more

Laura Lee Crandall
Co-Owner, KC Rock Band & Guitar Music School
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The Hot Room Indianapolis

First, SCORE mentor helped Kalgaonkar review her business plan — and challenged her with concerns and potential barriers. Kalgaonkar attended a business plan workshop and connected Read more

Hye Jin Kalgaonkar
Owner , The Hot Room Indianapolis
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Toybrary Austin

Wilson connected with Celia Bell, who guided her through the steps of opening her business. Read more

Liza Wilson
Owner, Toybrary Austin
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C. Daniel Designs

Daniel first met SCORE’s Seacoast chapter when she moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and wasn’t sure how to move her business to her new state. Read more

Courtney Daniel
Owner, C. Daniel Designs
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Guy Bauer Productions

Bauer attended local workshops on accounting, leadership and legal issues alongside regular meetings with mentor Frank Whelan.  Bauer credits Whelan for giving him the courage to q Read more

Guy Bauer
Guy Bauer Productions
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Gator Bait Adventure Tours

The couple was challenged to translate their business skills to their new outdoor office. Read more

Chris and Jane Ochsenbein
Gator Bait Adventure Tours
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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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Elite Soccer

Between 2008 and 2014, SCORE helped Elite Soccer grow from two partners working part time to 30 full-time employees. During this period, Steele bought out his business partner with Read more

Mike Steele
Elite Soccer

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