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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BriteWorks

Like many businesses, BriteWorks got its start on a shoestring budget. Read more

Anita Ron
Owner, BriteWorks
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X-Cell Tool & Mold

Novel attributes much of this success to the mentorship he received from Mike Vereb and Tony Ciampa at SCORE. Read more

Ron Novel
X-Cell Tool & Mold
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Commercial Energy Systems

SCORE mentor Pat Loftus helped Jim Wolff, the owner, refocus his business model and grow the company’s internal resources, doubling his equipment acquisitions and employee base. Read more

Jim Wolff
Commercial Energy Systems, LLC
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All American Marine

Matt has always stressed that he did a business plan for every business he got into, before he would even consider the business. Read more

Matt and Nina Mullett
Owners, All American Marine
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Solar Alternatives Design

“SCORE was my much-needed introduction into the business world,” Durston says. Read more

Tom Durston
Owner, Solar Alternatives Design
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The Decker Group

“We were at a place where we needed to determine if we were building a business or maintaining a lifestyle business,” Sara says. Read more

Sara Decker
Partner, The Decker Group
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High Impact Management

But a business doesn’t grow overnight. Coffee had to figure out how to market HIM’s services to the federal and commercial sectors. Read more

Julie Coffee
President and founder, High Impact Management
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Geothermal Loop Pros

DeJong and his partner attended small business workshops and then worked with SCORE mentor Dan Butler, who helped them put together the documents they needed to apply for a loan. Read more

Marcus DeJong
Co-Owner, Geothermal Loop Pros
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Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC

SCORE mentor Ken Baker worked with the Daniels on how to structure their construction business. Nicole met with Fred Kistler twice weekly for training on QuickBooks. Read more

Rodrick and Nicole Daniels
Owners, Kingdom Builders LLC & Kingmakers CDC
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G.I.D. Remodeling & Services

Conley contacted SCORE early in his venture by attending the “Own Your Own Business” workshop taught by Louisville SCORE in conjunction with the local Small Business Development Ce Read more

Desmond Conley
Owner, G.I.D. Remodeling & Services
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MaineWorks

“My SCORE advisors helped me lay out the plan and the order of priority” for launching MaineWorks, Walsh recalls. Read more

Margo Walsh
MaineWorks

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