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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The Makers Market and Workshops

Having no previous business experience, we did not know where to start. We started with researching, and were directed toward SCORE for mentorship. Read more

Jennifer Bade and Jennifer Gunter
Co-Owners, The Makers Market and Workshops
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Norm's Farms

As Norm’s Farms grew quickly, the Lenhardts knew they would need to bring on more and more help to meet demand. Read more

Ann and Rodger Lenhardt
Owners, Norm's Farms
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Heidelberg Bread Company

Bissell met with SCORE volunteer mentors Phil Owens and Sam Russo, who provided help writing a business plan. Read more

Boyd Bissell
Owner , Heidelberg Bread Company
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Yeast - Everything Homebrew

Kinslow had experience with business development, planning and proposal writing in his previous career, so he knew the value of a solid business plan. Read more

Peter Kinslow
Owner, Yeast - Everything Homebrew
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Dr. Sue's Chocolates

Dr. Sue hadn’t been an entrepreneur before. Lacking business experience she turned to researching how to start a small business. Read more

Dr Sue Williams
Founder, Chocolatier & Physician, Dr. Sue's Chocolates
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Pink Stiletto Cosmetics

“I wanted an objective perspective on my business, marketing concepts and business plan,” Carmen says. Read more

Crystal Carmen
Owner , Pink Stiletto Cosmetics
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ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving

Starting out, Christy and Al found it nearly impossible to secure a loan due to their lack of current income.  Their mentor, Peter Fong, helped them to write a business plan that w Read more

Christy and Al Kroell
ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving
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The Peacock Room

Before starting the Peacock Room, Rachel Lutz worked for a luxury home store and Nordstroms. She had spent years working for others. Eventually Ms. Read more

Rachel Lutz
Owner, The Peacock Room
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Splashgear

Shereen has attended several low-cost SCORE workshops. “I have no background in business—I’m actually a scientist,” she says. “These seminars are incredible. Read more

Shereen Sabet
Splashgear
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Enchanted Thyme Entertainment Finds Success Using SCORE as Resource

While attending an SBA seminar in Manhattan in early 2007, Ariane learned about SCORE and its free small business mentoring services. She began meeting with New York City SCORE Men Read more

Ariane Smith
Enchanted Thyme Entertainment
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Junior Baseball

Just as baseball players frequently call on their old coaches for advice, Dave and Dayna often contact their SCORE mentors via phone and email for business tips that will help keep Read more

Dave and Dayna Destler
Junior Baseball

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