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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Sans Skincare
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Sans Skincare

Renan Kennedy
Sans Skincare
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Like Neighbors

SCORE provided O'Connor with the opportunity to browse online mentor profiles and select one that she felt would be able to address her specific situation. Read more

Judy O'Connor
Founder & CEO, Like Neighbors
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Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business Award - Copiosity

“The first expertise we sought was a SCORE mentor,” Harrison says. Read more

Dianne Harrison and Cynthia Clarke
Copiosity
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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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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 Read more

Zack Zepf
Zeponic Farms, LLC
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Urban Dwell

McMahon remembered SCORE from a few military-focused events he attended during his active duty service. Read more

Tom McMahon
Owner , Urban Dwell
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Instructural

SCORE mentor Karen Williams has pushed Gluckman to think outside the box and stay motivated through the early stages of her business growth. Read more

Maxie Gluckman
Instructural
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4Staff

Steve adds that they’ve also recommended SCORE to other aspiring entrepreneurs, including a client.  “They helped her get through the ‘overwhelmed’ stage, and now she’s on her way Read more

Steve Strauss and Mark Roush
4Staff
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Anita's Biscottis

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

Anita Skrocki
Owner, Anita's Biscottis
Château Staffing
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Château Staffing

Before seeking out a mentor, Maya made a list of traits she was looking for. Read more

Maya Djokic and Bernard Djokic
Château Staffing
Heeluxe, LLC
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Heeluxe, LLC

Gray sought mentoring after a falling out with a business partner made him realize that he needed to be able to run his business by himself. Read more

Geoffrey Alan Gray, DPT
Heeluxe, LLC

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