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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360U

Beyer and Van Abel worked with SCORE mentor Jim Heiting, which they say was the best decision they have made. Read more

Laura Beyer and Maria Van Abel
360U
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Simply Decadent, LLC

The Fullers and Collins-Smith sought out SCORE after hearing about the program on the radio. They worked with SCORE mentor Charles Anderson. Read more

Jackie Fuller, Adonica Collins-Smith, Debby Fuller
Simply Decadent, LLC
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Poppington’s

The Augustyns sought out mentoring from SCORE for help with organizing daily operations and creating a production schedule. Read more

Rose and Bob Augustyn
Poppington’s
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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
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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
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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
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WomenSV

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

Ruth Patrick
WomenSV
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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
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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
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OFD Consulting

Ely sought mentoring from SCORE immediately after launching. Read more

Meghan Ely
OFD Consulting

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