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.

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"I reached out to SCORE when COVID19 happened and I was afraid that my small business would not survive.  I was assigned a mentor, who then reached out to a second advisor that specializes in nonprofit management. 

Although I had been in business for more than 7 years, my mentors helped me to understand the financial side of business in a new way.  They helped me to implement new changes to ensure the financial viability of the nonprofit so that we could continue to serve our community.  It was so helpful to have an outside perspective from mentors in a different industry that could explain and help me to apply business principles. I even learned about nonprofit board management, which was invaluable to helping more people to support the nonprofit.  My mentors met with me via Zoom and answered emails with a lot of questions, albeit sometimes very basic business questions, but they were always very patient and explained things to me.  I am very grateful for their support and value their mentorship."

- Faune Towery

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Simplecare Products

Stephanie began working with SCORE in 2012 after hearing about the organization from the SBA.  She had created a line of natural body products and was selling them at trade shows... Read more

Stephanie Gagne
Simplecare Products
success story

Hip Chick Farms

When Serefina initially envisioned her idea of offering a healthier line of chicken nuggets, fingers, and meatballs, she turned to the internet for research. One of her first... Read more

Serefina Palandech
Hip Chick Farms
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Whitham Group

Carina Whitham, Founder and President of the top Renewable Energy Executive Search Firm, Whitham Group, first approached SCORE about five years ago when she was just launching her... Read more

Carina Whitham
Whitham Group
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Meisch Temple Massager, Inc.

After the completion of his military career, Joe Meisch knew he needed help in transitioning to the business world. "SCORE was the first place I turned to," he said. Joe had... Read more

Joe Meisch
Meisch Temple Massager, Inc.
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Rosa d'Oro Vineyards

After discovering SCORE through an Internet search, Pietro Buttitta of Rosa d'Oro Vineyards was pleasantly surprised when he learned his counselor was also in the wine business. "... Read more

Pietro Buttitta
Rosa d'Oro Vineyards
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Corenco, Inc.

The relationship between SCORE and Corenco, Inc. of Santa Rosa, initially began about 30 years ago when thecompany's founder was looking for business advice on expanding sales.... Read more

Chris Cory
Corenco, Inc.
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Regena's Heavenly Treats

Regina's Heavenly Treats is the classic story of a passionate entrepreneur who starts with an idea - making delicious toffee - and turns it into a real business. It's been a labor... Read more

Regina Carlin
Regena's Heavenly Treats
success story

Mainstreet Art Centre

While Johnson felt confident that she could run Mainstreet Art Centre as its sole owner, she had no idea about how to proceed with the buyout, particularly since the partner... Read more

Frankie Johnson
Mainstreet Art Centre
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Language Loop

Torres contacted Chicago SCORE and began working with volunteer mentors Michael Koen and Roger Loeffler in both face-to-face and online mentoring sessions.  Over several months, ... Read more

Johanna Torres
Language Loop
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Helping Individuals Succeed Agency

Whenever Derschaun needs help with a business-related issue, she will reach out to her growing network of SCORE email mentors. “No one should be afraid to do something because... Read more

Derschaun Sharpley
Helping Individuals Succeed Agency

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