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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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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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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716 Home Inspections

Paolini attended the Starting and Managing Your Own Business workshop, where he learned more about the mentorship opportunities SCORE offers. Read more

James Paolini
Owner, 716 Home Inspections
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College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia

Westerman sought out SCORE’s guidance during his due-diligence period researching franchising opportunities, where volunteer mentors Richard Rose and Len Briskman offered their exp Read more

Brad Westerman
Franchisee, College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving of Northern Virginia
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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
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ChromaNanoTech

After meeting SCORE mentor William Ritter several times at local startup events. Read more

William Bernier
President, ChromaNanoTech
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BTown Clean

Rubeck sought out SCORE to make sure he launched his business with a solid foundation. Read more

Patrick Rubeck
Owner, BTown Clean
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Pristine Reflections

Mentors Rick Norman and Fern White helped Pristine Reflections determine marketing strategies. Read more

Michael and Amber Miller
Owners, Pristine Reflections
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Barkly Pets

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
Co-founders, Barkly
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Clipper Landscaping

Collins attended workshops on how to start and grow a business along with building effective business websites. Read more

Kent Collins
Clipper Landscaping