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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Fresh Corner Cafe

Kimelman says his mentor, David Broner has not only been a supporter and encourager of Fresh Corner Cafe, he also helped with setting metric goals. Read more

Noam Kimelman
Fresh Corner Cafe
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The Peacock Room

Before starting the Peacock Room, Rachel Lutz worked for a luxury home store and Nordstroms. She had spent years working for others. Eventually Ms. Read more

Rachel Lutz
Owner, The Peacock Room
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Maine Mineral Adventures

Jody and Zoltan will continue to look to SCORE for help as they look for ways to continue expanding their business. Read more

Jody and Zoltan Matolcsy
Maine Mineral Adventures
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The Secret Chocolatier

While mentors have helped the team look toward the future, they've also helped The Secret Chocolatier weather a few small business storms — literally. Read more

Andy & Robin Ciordia and Bill & Karen Dietz
Co-Owners, The Secret Chocolatier
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The Treats Truck

Kim worked with SCORE mentor Elliot Merberg on a wide range of startup issues and other things she needed to consider as she put together the business plan for Treats Truck. Read more

Kim Ima
The Treats Truck
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Caffe Gelato

With Norman's help, Ryan fine-tuned his business plan and secured a location. Norman arranged for him to meet his contacts at two local banks, and each made Ryan an offer. Read more

Ryan German
Caffe Gelato
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Aquagrill

Mentor Tom Apperson helped the Marshalls weave the text and numbers of their ideas together to develop a comprehensive business plan. Then, he helped the Marshalls approach lenders Read more

Jennifer and Jeremy Marshall
Aquagrill

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