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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Anita's Biscottis

SCORE mentor Chet Shoop helped Skrocki start her business. Read more

Anita Skrocki
Owner, Anita's Biscottis
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Shirt Pickle, Inc.

Pickles worked with SCORE mentor Frank Uhlman. He says, “An important part of our startup was to secure initial funding. Read more

Thomas Pickles
Shirt Pickle, Inc.
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Pacific Northwest Glass & Mirror, LLC

SCORE mentor Dennis Harvey worked with the Zytniowskis on opening their business in a short timeframe. Read more

Marleen Zytniowski
Co-Owner, Pacific Northwest Glass & Mirror, LLC
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Home Base Spirits

Alexandra and Samantha Blatteis
Co-Owners, Home Base Spirits
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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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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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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
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
Angelyn Myers and Family
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A Bathtime Dilemma Leads to One Mom's Lightbulb Moment

Angelyn Myers
My "Buddy" Towel
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X-Cell Tool & Mold

Novel attributes much of this success to the mentorship he received from Mike Vereb and Tony Ciampa at SCORE. Read more

Ron Novel
X-Cell Tool & Mold
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Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce

Mitchell began attending SCORE workshops in 2013 as he wrote his business plan. Read more

Howard Mitchell Jr.
Owner, Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce LLC

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