See how we have helped small businesses in our community

SCORE has produced numerous Success Stories. These are businesses that have been tracked over time and have succeeded due largely to SCORE mentor involvement. Let’s develop a mentoring relationship for you and your business and create another Success Story.

Browse through these SCORE mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped. Use the filters below to browse stories by business topic, entrepreneur type, business stage, or industry. Once you've learned how we've helped others, sign up for your mentor today.

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Launching a STEM Toy Company in A Pandemic

My SCORE mentors were critical to my success in launching a STEM Toy company during a pandemic. David Wild, Mary Couzin, Gene Murtha, Elizabeth Hauer, Bruce Ronner, and Bob... Read more

Kristel Bell
Founder & CEO, STEM Generation LLC
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Hairstylist Turned Full-Time CEO

My mentor, Rick, who had a previous business in manufacturing/trade, was the perfect SCORE mentor for my business. Personally not having a background in owning a business, Rick... Read more

Keera Belviy
CEO, Vital Wetsuits
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SCORE Success Story: Keisha Finnie Art

The myth of the starving artist is a dogged one to debunk. The reality is that artists who choose a path to follow their passion as a career are also often holding down full-time... Read more

Keisha Finnie
Keisha Finnie Art
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Town and Country Quilt Shop's success with SCORE

Jon has been instrumental in the growth of my business. I've always been a strong quilter but not always confident in building a real business out of it. With Jon's help, I've... Read more

Tara Thom
Owner, Town and Country Quilt Shop
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SCORE Success Story: Chef Oliver Saye

Chef Oliver Saye grew up cooking and turned that into his career. In 2019 he found a direction for his culinary services after being chosen as a member of that year's Baldwin... Read more

Oliver Saye
Homage: Cuisines of the West African Diaspora
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11X Growth in 14 Months

I met weekly with my mentors at first. They helped me with client service agreements, bookkeeping, recommending books to read, identifying my target market, coaching around hiring... Read more

Jordan Owens
Owner, Caregivers United
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Like a Dog with Two Tails

Our SCORE mentor was instrumental in our path to becoming owners. He helped us outline negotiation steps, discussed financing, gave us pep talks and instilled in us the belief... Read more

Megan Ridley and Sarah Jackson
Medical Director and Practice Manager, Integrative Pet Care
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From PhD to Genealogist

Richard, my mentor, has always believed in me. Even at moments of greatest difficulty, he always believed in my abilities, my capability to learn what I need, and my vision for... Read more

Joshua Grayson
owner, Lost Roots Family History

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