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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Transforming Health Care

SCORE mentor(s) and the SBDC were the building blocks of our business. We have been able to lean on both organizations for start-up support like taxes, fiscal projections, and... Read more

Jenny Opdycke, PAC and Marti Peters-Sparling, MD
Owner/Provider, SWMI Health Matters
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30 Years and Going Strong

In 1991 and again in 2017, I was influenced by a SCORE Mentor(s) to pursue my dream to build and grow my business. My mentors have given me the confidence to value my experience... Read more

Cheri Bales
Owner, Hannah/Gold Communications
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Teresa's Kitchen

Teresa’s Kitchen - Maria-Teresa Hernandez How do you go from making 100 tamales a week to making close to 700 tamales a week? You open a tamale business! That’s exactly what Maria... Read more

Teresa's Kitchen
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WaterStone Fitness

Sitting down with Jacob, he was very candid about his experience in the business. "It’s said that startups don’t starve, they drown. Drown in opportunity, drown in tasks that are... Read more

Jacob Haugen
Owner, Waterstone Fitness
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Michelle Mitchell Consulting

Michelle started the business to educate entrepreneurs on creating profitable businesses and help them break through their limiting beliefs about money. “My goal is to impact our... Read more

Michelle Mitchell Consulting
Owner, Michelle Mitchell Consulting
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Colors & Cocktails

With the help of SCORE mentors Debi Howe and Cheri Bales, Lauren expanded her business from strictly a mobile art party company to a thriving studio space in... When you consider... Read more

Lauren Parker Lasater
Owner, Colors & Cocktails
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Handsome Painting

Hausted took advantage of the SCORE mentoring program and learned Quickbooks with Karen Brown. His mentors, Jim Brooks and Allan Kaylor have helped him make decisions about... Read more

Nick Hausted
Handsome Painting
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D J Adam Freeman

When Adam Freeman ventured to turn his music passion into a business, he signed up online for a SCORE mentorship meeting though secretly fearing he was “woefully unprepared”.  “I... Read more

Adam Freeman
Owner, DJ Adam Freeman
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GFM The Synergy Center

SCORE has been instrumental in connecting me to a mentor who is a good fit for our business. My mentor has helped to analyze areas of strength and areas needing improvement and... Read more

Valarie Cunningham
Owner, GFM The Synergy Center
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TagaBrew

We had an idea, and did our research, but even after Debi with her friend Carey Schoolmasster owned and operated Party Perfect successfully, the couple still had questions. We... Read more

Jim and Debi Steward
TagaBrew
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Mason Jar Cafe

For a long time, Abel and I had a shared dream to own our own restaurant. We are very grateful for the excellent support we enjoy from our community. Abel and I knew we had a... Read more

Jayme Cousins & Abel Abarca Martinez
Mason Jar Cafe
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RNS Packaging

I was a Lowe's store manager and continued to be frustrated with the various and sundry packaging waste that kept arriving at the store. I was convinced that a biodegradable... Read more

Rich Daniels
CEO, RNS Packaging

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