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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SCI Consulting
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SCI Consulting

“I went to the SBA office in D.C. Read more

Lynnette Spano
SCI Consulting
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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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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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Be That Person Inc.

Coffman chose SCORE because it was one of the few programs available to organizations that had not yet filed for 501(c)3 status. Coffman worked with SCORE mentor Barb Ellerbrook. Read more

Nakia Coffman
Executive Director, Be That Person Inc.
Access Advocates
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Access Advocates

Falstad first sought out mentoring from SCORE in 2011. SCORE mentors helped Falstad develop the basic structure for his business, preparing him to rebrand as Access Advocates. Read more

Hank Falstad
Access Advocates
Handsome Painting
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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
Mermaid Butter
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Mermaid Butter

SCORE mentor Pamela Kaur has helped Schol with every aspect of setting up her business, from choosing the right corporate structure to filing the necessary paperwork with the IRS a Read more

Dawn Schol
President, Mermaid Butter
Borderless European Market
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Borderless European Market

It was evident to Bogdanovych and Klitchyk that Borderless European Market would fill a need in Austin. Nonetheless, the pair needed expert guidance to get their business up and ru Read more

Tatiana Bogdanovych, Taras Klitchyk
Borderless European Market
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Seal the Seasons

“I had never taken a business class before or done any sort of formal business training,” Mateer says. Read more

Patrick Mateer
Owner, Seal the Seasons
Bounce About
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Bounce About

Through attending workshops and seminars, and meeting with her SCORE mentor, Mirabal was able to navigate employee labor laws and ensure compliance with New Jersey state law. Read more

Danielle Mirabal
Bounce About Laser Tag LLC
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Sisters for Seniors

Since neither of the sisters had owned a formal business before, they know there was a lot they didn’t know about running a successful company. Read more

Stacey Kroll and Stephanie Steffens
Owners, Sisters for Seniors

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