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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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. Read more

Christopher Gonzalez, Dave Comisky and Jim Camut
Barkly
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Progressive Dimensions

Cassidy worked with SCORE mentor Chuck Dye. Cassidy says, “I didn’t go to college to study business but what I needed to know to succeed, Chuck taught me. Read more

Edward Cassidy
Progressive Dimensions
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Handsome Painting

Hausted took advantage of the SCORE mentoring program and learned Quickbooks with Karen Brown. Read more

Nick Hausted
Handsome Painting
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Delta Development Team LLC

Bridgewater attended every entrepreneurship workshop he could find during his transition back to civilian life. Read more

Chris Bridgewater
Owner, Delta Development Team LLC
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
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Strongman Services, LLC

“Get a SCORE mentor right away!” says Littrell. She worked with SCORE to develop effective interviewing techniques with potential employees. Read more

Gisele Littrell
Strongman Services, LLC
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P.I. Roof Maintenance

Johnson began work with SCORE mentor Jim Sadler in 2009 to save his business. He says the most challenging part of turning the business around has been staff and personnel issues. Read more

Joel and Veronica Johnson
Co-Owners, P.I. Roof Maintenance
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Westgate Garden Design

Westgate attended a local SCORE workshop and met with a local mentor, but she found an even stronger connection with P. Read more

Charlene Westgate
Owner, Westgate Garden Design
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Thompson Real Estate Group

“I had one mentor five years ago when the idea was just a glimmer in my eye,” Viola recalls. Read more

Tracy Viola
Owner, Thompson Real Estate Group
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Terra Dura Landscapes

Tom Barton, SCORE mentor and retired CPA, pushed Walsh to build a solid foundation for his business before moving forward with his big ideas. Read more

Andrew Walsh
Terra Dura Landscapes LLC
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Commercial Energy Systems

SCORE mentor Pat Loftus helped Jim Wolff, the owner, refocus his business model and grow the company’s internal resources, doubling his equipment acquisitions and employee base. Read more

Jim Wolff
Commercial Energy Systems, LLC

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