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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Terra Dura Landscapes

Tom Barton, SCORE mentor and retired CPA, pushed Walsh to build a solid foundation for his business before moving forward with his big ideas. Read more

Andrew Walsh
Terra Dura Landscapes LLC
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Cowboy Cricket Farms

James met with SCORE mentor Rick Sanders, who helped them with their business plan and encouraged them to apply for grants. Read more

Kathleen Rolin
Cowboy Cricket Farms
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Seal the Seasons

“I had never taken a business class before or done any sort of formal business training,” Mateer says. Read more

Patrick Mateer
Owner, Seal the Seasons
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Hidden Pond Farm

The McDowells worked with SCORE mentor Bob Anders, who helped them to hire employees, create a five-year vision, carry out product testing, deal with potential buyers, and navigate Read more

Andy and Beverly McDowell
Co-owners, Hidden Pond Farm, LLC
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Norm's Farms

As Norm’s Farms grew quickly, the Lenhardts knew they would need to bring on more and more help to meet demand. Read more

Ann and Rodger Lenhardt
Owners, Norm's Farms
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L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.

The Connells sought SCORE mentoring as they moved their school from rural Virginia to Richmond. Read more

Resi Connell
L.O.C.A.L. S.T.E.W. U.
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Plant Group Hawaii

After receiving the American Small Business Champion award in 2017, the company used the money they won to defray the cost of office supplies. Read more

Colton Collins
Plant Group Hawaii
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Heidelberg Bread Company

Bissell met with SCORE volunteer mentors Phil Owens and Sam Russo, who provided help writing a business plan. Read more

Boyd Bissell
Owner , Heidelberg Bread Company
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Your Health Source

SCORE mentor Stan Booth helped Brown improve search-engine optimization on her website so new customers could find Your Health Source online more easily. Read more

Monica Brown
Owner, Your Health Source
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Yeast - Everything Homebrew

Kinslow had experience with business development, planning and proposal writing in his previous career, so he knew the value of a solid business plan. Read more

Peter Kinslow
Owner, Yeast - Everything Homebrew
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Zeponic Farms

“Without Len’s mentorship, Zeponic Farms would still be in the planning phase,” Zepf says, crediting volunteer Len Johnson for helping Zepf overcome the steep learning curve of sta Read more

Zach Zepf
founding partner, Zeponic Farms

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