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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Civility Management Solutions

“I wanted to ensure that I had the best foundation for developing success from the very beginning,” Artis says. Read more

Laurie Sayles Artis
Civility Management Solutions
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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
Shirt Pickle, Inc.
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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.
Scott Beaudry, Theresa Chu and their dog Barley
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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
DSDT founder Jamie Kothe and students
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School Days: Teaching Tech in Motor City

Jamie Kothe
A Detroit School for Digital Technology
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Black Rock Bouldering Gym

Because Dodge had never started a business before, he sought out SCORE and received mentoring from Kirk Hawkinson. Read more

Chris Dodge
Owner/Founder, Black Rock Bouldering Gym
Aztech Sciences Incorporated
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Aztech Sciences Incorporated

Persad and Higuera worked with SCORE mentor Geoffrey Clain. Read more

Alvin K. Persad and Alphonso Higuera
Aztech Sciences Incorporated
Creative Behavior Solutions Owners Brit Harger and Adrianne Smith
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Behavior Analysts Become Biz Owners to Help Kids with Disabilities

Brit Harger and Adrianne Smith
Co-Founders, Creative Behavior Solutions, LLC
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Shaker Farms Country Club

SCORE mentors helped with the important first step: determining whether the business could ever be profitable before Kotowitz committed to buying the country club. Read more

Nancy Kotowitz
Owner, Shaker Farms Country Club
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Ms. Tasha's Transit Service

After attending a SCORE workshop, Drake knew she needed one-on-one help planning her business. Read more

Latasha Drake
Owner, Ms. Tasha's Transit Service

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