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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MagicMusic Productions
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MagicMusic Productions

After almost three decades in business, MagicMusic has expanded beyond the capacity of a single individual and Judy is ready to turn over the reins to someone else. Read more

Judy Pandolfi
MagicMusic Productions
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Johnny Velo Bikes

SCORE mentor Susan Sommerfield worked with Robinson as he planned and launched his business. Read more

John Robinson
Johnny Velo Bikes
ConnectA Pharma Resource
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ConnectA Pharma

Donaldson worked with SCORE mentor Deborah Newkerk. Donaldson says Newkerk provided an excellent sounding board and helped Donaldson think through challenges. Read more

Lynn Donaldson
ConnectA Pharma
Brooklyn Bark
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Brooklyn Bark

Bowers approached SCORE in 2014, seeking help in applying for a small business loan. She has now worked with SCORE mentor George Joiner, and others, on myriad challenges. Read more

Rachel Bowers
Brooklyn Bark
WomenSV
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WomenSV

During her first year of business, Patrick sought mentoring from SCORE. Read more

Ruth Patrick
WomenSV
Sugar Rush Bakery
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Sugar Rush Bakery

Ellis works with SCORE mentor Ron Roller, meeting with him at least once a week. Read more

Angela Ellis
Sugar Rush Bakery
Mike Mariola Restaurants
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Mike Mariola Restaurants

Mariola sought mentoring from SCORE after a colleague suggested that he find a business mentor with restaurant-specific experience. Read more

Mike Mariola
Mike Mariola Restaurants
OFD Consulting
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OFD Consulting

Ely sought mentoring from SCORE immediately after launching. Read more

Meghan Ely
OFD Consulting
AMK Cleaning Services, LLC
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AMK Cleaning Services, LLC

Kosharek was connected with her SCORE mentor, John Hepfler, after learning about SCORE at a Women’s Business Conference in Eau Claire, Wis. Read more

Ashley Kosharek
AMK Cleaning Services, LLC
Chip’s Wine and Beer Market
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Chip’s Wine and Beer Market

Laura and Phil wanted to purchase Chip’s Wine and Beer from its previous owner during a time when banks weren’t giving out many small business loans. Read more

Laura and Phil Wayland
Chip’s Wine and Beer Market
The Scrub Peddler
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The Scrub Peddler

Tatro Majka has a comprehensive background in retail, but she needed help getting her business off the ground. Read more

Ellen Tatro Majka
The Scrub Peddler

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