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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Great Scott Business Ventures

SCORE mentor Frances Fisher helped Scott determine how to valuate his business before he purchased it. Read more

John Scott III
Great Scott Business Ventures
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Shaker Farms Country Club

SCORE mentors helped with the important first step: determining whether the business could ever be profitable before Kotowitz committed to buying the country club. Read more

Nancy Kotowitz
Owner, Shaker Farms Country Club
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Mélange Bridal

Hernandez initially sought advice about buying the business and her mentor, Cellia Bell, both encouraged her and pointed out potential trouble spots. Read more

Ivana Hernandez
Owner, Mélange Bridal
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Vegan Distribution

According to Lu, Grunat has not only helped to address her specific business questions, but has also generally instilled Lu with an improved business mindset. “Based on discussions Read more

Sharon Lu
Owner, Vegan Distribution
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Avalon Biomed

As an engineer working as an entrepreneur, Primus had to determine the best way to market her business — and make sure that business was FDA-compliant — with minimal funding. Read more

Carolyn Primus
2017 Client of the Year, Avalon Biomed
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Vegas Ink and Toner

Goldstein attended workshops on real estate, business law, and financing, and met weekly with mentor Bob Cushman in SCORE’s Las Vegas office. Read more

Larry Goldstein
Vegas Ink and Toner
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Garbage to Garden

SCORE mentor Alan Shaver began working with Tyler Frank just after the business idea was conceived. Read more

Tyler Frank
Garbage to Garden
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Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing

Behling began meeting with SCORE mentor Bill Beres in 2009, focusing their talks on how to revive a struggling business and expand its existing customer base. Read more

Penny Behling
Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing
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Clayborne Education

“I wouldn’t have the success I do today without my SCORE mentor. He helped me with EVERY business aspect and got me where I am today.” says Audrey. Read more

Audrey Menard
Clayborne Education (formerly Champion Tutoring)