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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Be Still Float Studio

Schimpff first encountered SCORE when she went to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce to research statistics. Read more

Gina Schimpff
Owner, Be Still Float Studio
Blue Door Beads logo
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Blue Door Beads

Sara Mancini
Owner, Blue Door Beads
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Stride, Inc.

Back in the 80s, when Barbara was starting out on her own, SCORE helped with machinery and mechanical problems. Read more

Kerry Bertram
Owner, Stride, Inc.
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NKO Global Security Solutions

Olivas attended several SCORE workshops and worked with SCORE mentor William Woods on developing a business plan. He and Williams continue to meet regularly. Read more

Luis Olivas
Owner, NKO Global Security Solutions
Scott Beaudry, Theresa Chu and their dog Barley
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Barley Labs

Chu and Beaudry worked with SCORE mentor Maxine Stern as they launched their business in 2012. “We didn’t want to jump into entrepreneurship blindly,” says Chu. Read more

Scott Beaudry and Theresa Chu
Co-Owners, Barley Labs
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Troy Psychotherapy

Several SCORE mentors helped Babushkin open a second location for his business in downtown Detroit. Read more

Anton Babushkin
Owner, Troy Psychotherapy
Valarie Kamdar and her two dogs
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Love Your Pet Bakery

Valarie Kamdar
Owner, Love Your Pet Bakery
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Lauren Farrell NY

Farrell sought out SCORE because, she says, “I was at a point where the people in my immediate circle just didn’t get it and were not able to coach or offer the advice an entrepren Read more

Lauren Farrell
Owner, Lauren Farrell NY
The Grindhouse Radio Staff
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On the Radio: Serial Entrepreneur and Two Radio Experts Start Show

Brimstone, Kim Adragna, Steve Zambito
Business Partners, The Grindhouse Radio
Pip & Grow co-founders Kate Compton Barr, Lauren Hughley and Amber Kroeker
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Baby In A Box: Business Saves Lives with Innovative Sleep Solution

Kate Compton Barr, Lauren Hughey and Amber Kroeker
Co-Founders, Pip & Grow

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