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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My mentor, Michael Ziegler and co mentor Bob Messer, helped me a lot. They helped me keep calm and gave me advice about freight, manufacturing, billing -- literally everything.... Read more

Zeynep Kocacal
Founder & CEO, Cuddoll
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HPStir Coffee Company

Mike and Bob were instrumental in assisting us with creating a larger vision. So much so that we are now in the process of moving to brick and mortar. We've been in the black... Read more

Jeff Brockman
Co-Founder & Partner, HPStir Coffee Company
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Lickety Sweets Gourmet

We have received great advice on how to grow our business and how to be confident in our products. We also learned that social media is a great way to get exposure.  Read more

Dawn Castaldo
Co-Owner, Lickety Sweets Gourmet
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Kurly Kürtősh

SCORE is a great resource. It is beneficial to learn from others who hold a different POV and have experience in your line of work. Most importantly, you can trust them. Read more

Nicole Provillon
Founder/Co-Owner, Kurly Kürtősh
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Creative Healing by Mari Vega LLC

My mentor, Deborah has been extremely helpful, always asking the right questions and suggesting thought provoking scenarios to prepare me for the next evolution of my growth. She... Read more

Marilys Candelario
Founder, Creative Healing by Mari Vega
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Marzano Human Resources Consulting LLC

I have been mentored by Alvin Star and Mike Glicksman since the beginning; they provided invaluable advice and support.  A big challenge of mine was the development of a pipeline... Read more

Gordon Marzano
Founder & Principal Consultant, Marzano Human Resources Consulting, LLC
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Top Notch Merchandise LLC

SCORE provided technology consulting, product development, and business development support. Working with SCORE has gotten me to the point where I have developed two products.  We... Read more

Brendan LaCorte
Founder & President, Top Notch Merchandise, LLC
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Cielo's Floral Designs

SCORE has been a God send. They helped me establish an online presence, revamp my website and extend my community outreach. All of which have proven to be successful in drawing in... Read more

Lisse Cielo
Founder & Owner, Cielo's Floral Designs
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Vets Chat and Chew

SCORE has helped us find grant writers and also provided support in finding a full time partner who was recently added to the organization.   Read more

Anne Burns
Executive Director, Vets Chat & Chew
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Through assistance from SCORE, I went from a mere idea to successfully launching my business. I got assistance in identifying the type of business to register, determining my... Read more

Alicia Sangster
Owner , Puretopiah
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I’ve learned about more resources to help with my grant writing and volunteer seeking efforts. I was also able to connect with other mentors with other skill sets. Read more

Madjalia Seynou
Founder, FarmSahel
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POSSE Partners, LLC

When I connected with my mentor, I have to say I was lost after the pandemic. Pat helped me see many roads of revenue streaming outside of my in-person physical work to collect... Read more

Jean Marie Herron
Owner , POSSE Partners, LLC