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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Mermaid Butter

SCORE mentor Pamela Kaur has helped Schol with every aspect of setting up her business, from choosing the right corporate structure to filing the necessary paperwork with the IRS a Read more

Dawn Schol
President, Mermaid Butter
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One Effin' Ink

Bates first met SCORE volunteer mentor Rick Scofield in 2009, when he was working on a clothing product he had developed. Read more

Rob Bates
Owner, One Effin' Ink
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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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Balance It Out Bookkeeping

Laroche first connected with SCORE through a networking event that, a few weeks later, helped her land her first client. Read more

Annette Laroche
Owner, Balance It Out Bookkeeping
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Education and Testing Solutions

Bell had basic business knowledge due to her nonprofit management experience, but she realized she needed additional support to ensure her new business venture would succeed. Read more

Dr. Nancy Bell
Owner, Education and Testing Solutions
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Sisters for Seniors

Since neither of the sisters had owned a formal business before, they know there was a lot they didn’t know about running a successful company. Read more

Stacey Kroll and Stephanie Steffens
Owners, Sisters for Seniors
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Cadence Insoles

“Sometimes we had questions that we couldn’t get answers for, no matter how many Google searches we did,” Hinds recalls. Read more

John Hinds
Owner, Cadence Insoles
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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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E-Business Experts

During his sessions with volunteer mentor Judith Edwards, who recommended a company called SiteSell, which offered training for building a successful website for an online business Read more

Douglas Lee
Owner, E-Business Experts
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Tricia Parker Communications

Parker turned to SCORE when she wanted a second opinion on her brand positioning and her website. Read more

Tricia Parker
Principal, Tricia Parker Communications
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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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