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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11X Growth in 14 Months

I met weekly with my mentors at first. They helped me with client service agreements, bookkeeping, recommending books to read, identifying my target market, coaching around hiring... Read more

Jordan Owens
Owner, Caregivers United
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Like a Dog with Two Tails

Our SCORE mentor was instrumental in our path to becoming owners. He helped us outline negotiation steps, discussed financing, gave us pep talks and instilled in us the belief... Read more

Megan Ridley and Sarah Jackson
Medical Director and Practice Manager, Integrative Pet Care
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from PhD to genealogist

Richard, my mentor, has always believed in me. Even at moments of greatest difficulty, he always believed in my abilities, my capability to learn what I need, and my vision for... Read more

Joshua Grayson
owner, Lost Roots Family History
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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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Taps & Tails - Cleveland's First Dog Park Bar

Mark Krosse and Chris Anna Lazar have been an absolute wealth of knowledge. They helped us not get too high or too low when we've had challenging or successful weeks and helped us... Read more

Lisa Hollender
Owner, Taps & Tails LLC
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A Dream Boutique Come True

Being able to meet virtually was so critical due to the pandemic. Working through my business plan with Pat was seamless. I couldn't have seen it going any better if we were to... Read more

Veatrice Conley
Owner/Lead Bridal Consultant , Unveiled Bridal Studio LLC
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Moms MPowHered

Super thankful and grateful for SCORE's help. Small businesses are really a beacon of light. Read more

Megan Perron
Owner, , MPowHer Fit
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Inspiration & Motivation

Mila's expertise has helped us get more organized, and make sure we are operating a business efficiently and the correct way. She has helped me get my "ducks in a row" and... Read more

Leny Fralicker
Owner/Operator, Elderberry Elixir
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Go Gaga with Chaga

My mentor, Pete continues to guide me while I grow the company through tasks such as preparing the elevator pitch, looking for future scale possibilities, redefining my wholesale... Read more

Gavin Escolar
Owner, The Chaga Company

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