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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Building Business and Legacy

SCORE has helped me by defining the role to take in my business and how to work on my business instead of the day-to-day functions. They even recruited me to be a SCORE volunteer. Read more

Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry
CEO/Boutique Boss, Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
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ARES Sportswear

My SCORE mentor helped me come to terms with the fact that I am a naturally unfocused communicator. Read more

Mike Campbell
ARES Sportswear, ARES Sportswear
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North Street Supply

SCORE helped us fine-tune our concept to a strong business plan. Read more

Lindsay Nathanson
Owner/Co-Founder, North Street Supply
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When Seconds Matter

My mentor's ideas have led me down paths I would have never thought of. She has truly helped build this business into what it is today. Read more

Shawna Bobst
RN instructor , HEART Mobile CPR
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Johnny Velo Bikes

SCORE mentor Susan Sommerfield worked with Robinson as he planned and launched his business. Robinson says, “She reviewed my business plan, demographics, and financials and... Read more

John Robinson
Johnny Velo Bikes
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J. Gumbo's Delaware

Upton participated in the SBA and SCORE’s ScaleUp program in 2015, where he learned from business owners who had been in his shoes before.  “Susan Sommerfeld, my current SCORE... Read more

Richard Darren Upton
Owner, J. Gumbo's Delaware
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Homestead Beer Co.

Without SCORE I don’t know that we would have been able to open. They helped us understand what the banks were going to be looking for and helped introduce us to the team that has... Read more

Adam Rhodes and Kevin Atkinson
Co-Owners, Homestead Beer Co.
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Kat the Farmer LLC

Plan for more success than you could imagine! Every idea you have could take off, then what? You'll have to choose, hone, and perfect things so that you love your job more every ye Read more

Kat Johnson
Owner, Kat the Farmer LLC
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Madison Futsal

Learning a lot of details. Still implementing it, but especially helping me a lot with better support and utilizing staff well. Read more

Ilir Lushaj
Owner, Madison Futsal
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Love is a Rose

The Zoom meetings with Mentors Ed & George kept me going & provided coaching & support that was invaluable. Read more

Sid Fey
President, Love is a Rose

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