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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Jeff Gardner - Circle M Meats

“Based on my personal experience, I think my SCORE mentors knocked it out of the park and they reignited in me the enthusiasm I had in the beginning, because they helped me shift... Read more

Jeff Gardner
Owner, Circle M Meats
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Sarah Snider - Poetess and Stranger

Around the same time a friend of mine was starting his own business and his business plan was so complicated!  He was looking for a loan to help build something from the ground up... Read more

Sarah Snider
owner, Poetess and Stranger
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Beginning to End Christian Bookstore

“The beginning stages of planning or just thinking about opening a business can be overwhelming for anyone. It was for me. When I was introduced to SCORE, they let me know that... Read more

Autumn Brown
Owner, Beginning to End Christian Bookstore
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Kate Dupre, Watercolor Cafe

Before coming to SCORE, she had already done some of her homework, penciled out a plan and started looking into a lease.  Kate then used SCORE for assistance reviewing the lease... Read more

Kate Dupre
Watercolor Cafe
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It's not just a Gadget; it's a Solution

SCORE mentor Bob Meehan worked with Colton and Grillight to scale up. “I could talk with Bob about supply chain issues, overseas importing and distribution. Since Bob’s business... Read more

Colton Knittig
Owner, Grillight
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EasyBreezy HR Solutions

“The knowledge I have gained from SCORE has been a blessing both ways,” says Michelle. “Even as I sit in a webinar to help with EazyBreezy, the things I am learning, such as... Read more

Michelle Anderson
Owner, EasyBreezy HR Solutions
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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