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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Designing her dream job: Webs by Deb

I attend a few webinars every month and find something of value in each one. The webinars are outstanding, and the variety of topics are great. I think SCORE does a good job of... Read more

Debra Axness
Owner, Webs by Deb
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Curly Girlz Candy

“After we had help with our initial business plan, it was another two years or so, before I was introduced to a couple SCORE mentors that came to one of our peer group meetings. I... Read more

Paula Even Trenda
Founder, Curly Girlz Candy
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Growing Sustainability with Twin Cities Flower Exchange

“I'm very organized and bookkeeping is easy for me, but it's with Angela's help I looked at big picture financials -- taking a look at growth and projections, really looking at my... Read more

Christine Hoffman
Founder + Executive Director, Twin Cities Flower Exchange
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Strength In Process

I have worked with my mentor to develop my business plan from scratch and I am in the stage of securing the financing to make it happen. Read more

Adrian Dragomir-Daescu
Owner, Berserker Barbell
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Creating New Paths in Comfortable Shoes

The value that SCORE offers is immeasurable. Not only in finding the resources you need, but having the support from people who have been in the business. Read more

Gabriela Ephrem
Founder and Creative Director, Gabriela Ephrem
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A Must-Have Tool to Keep Your Brain and Body Fit

Ron was in my demographic of people I was looking to market to so he was able to look at my website and give me feedback on what he thought looked good and what didn’t. He gave me... Read more

Alison Weinlaeder
CEO and Founder, Cardiomelon
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Injured Veteran's Passion is Keeping Others Safe

Joe provided a thorough review of my business plan and encouraged me. He helped me identify gaps and held me accountable for my business plan. Joe was someone who I could check in... Read more

Jackson Dalton
Founder and President, Black Box Safety
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Moms MPowHered

Super thankful and grateful for SCORE's help. Small businesses are really a beacon of light. Read more

Megan Perron
Owner, , MPowHer Fit
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Something Beautiful Being Reborn from Ash

SCORE really helped me by giving me direction and structure. It has saved me a lot of money and about three years' worth of time, instead of having to go through trial and error.... Read more

Darcie Pfeffer
Owner/Founder, Phoenix Bird Horsemanship and Bodywork LLC