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.

Get Your Mentor

Have you found success in your business with the help of a SCORE mentor? Submit your success story to share on SCORE.org. Your company may be profiled in SCORE national marketing and press that can reach millions of people. We're excited to spread the word about your story!

Submit Your Success Story
Narrow by
success story

Active Defender

I learned about business plans and how to get the ideas for running the business out of my head and onto paper where I could get a team moving together in the same direction with... Read more

James Boyte
Owner, Active Defender
success story

Lynette's Bakery & Cafe

The SCORE Team of counselors' review of the business plan financials and ongoing follow-up contact with Lynette’s Team has been an effective sounding board for reviewing current... Read more

Lynette Bofil
Owner, Lynette's Bakery & Cafe
success story

Juvo Medspa

“Each mentor would look at my business plan in a different way,” said Lupkas, who is a veteran and retired anesthesiologist. “That was good because it was helpful to me to have to... Read more

Dr. Ray and Michele Lupkas
Owners, Juvo Medspa
success story

This Little Piggy

“I had never owned a business,” Ailer said, of her decision to reach out to the SCORE Sandhills Chapter, a free resource service staffed by volunteer mentors. “They were able to... Read more

Noga Ailer
Owner, This Little Piggy
success story

Elite Academy of Dance

The advice and counsel of Sandhills SCORE helped guide us in the right direction and avoid pitfalls on many issues, especially in our purchasing the building at 105 Turner Street... Read more

Kevin Kelly & , Nicole Primavera-Vogt
Owners, Elite Academy of Dance, Inc.
success story

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
success story

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
success story

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
success story

Scioto Analysis

I have been hooked into resources being offered during the COVID-19 crisis that have kept the company afloat. I also have found it useful to have someone to help me in... Read more

Scioto Analysis
success story

Tiny Kitchen Bakeshop, LLC

Sometimes you can really feel like you are on your own island when you are starting a business. And for someone who had very limited business experience, I had no idea where to... Read more

Leah Schaffer
Founder, Tiny Kitchen Bakeshop, LLC

Pages