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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S&R Sharpening

Having never started a business before, the Clarks turned to SCORE for help as they prepared to launch. The Clarks attended several in-person and online SCORE workshops on... Read more

Scott and Ruth Clark
S&R Sharpening
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AV Specialists, Inc.

Dixon strategized with SCORE mentors Keith Knowles and Mats Bengston about how to keep and grow his business. He tells other small business owners: “You are going to need an... Read more

Gregg Dixon
AV Specialists, Inc.
success story

"Our cakes are but a canvas for your imagination."

Our mentors continued to play an important role in the business side of her success, suggested her prices were too low for the market, and advise her to implement a 22 percent... Read more

Jovana Unietis
Owner, The Artistic Whisk LLC
success story

Pinellas Rubber Stamp and Engraving

Maureen credits SCORE with helping her turn the organization from a family-run enterprise into a professionally managed company.  Read more

Maureen Sharkey
Owner, Pinellas Rubber Stamp and Engraving
success story


Since contacting SCORE in 2014, she has absorbed business counseling from Jack Twyford (former SCORE mentor), Ralph Warmack, Bob Turel, William Schaill, Jack Parker, and her... Read more

Dr. Cindy Siriwong
Partner, Takeout Button
success story

Galleries on the Go

Although Mullins has a business degree, SCORE mentors provided guidance and accountability to stay focused as Galleries on the Go grows. “I have a solid business plan and support... Read more

Sara Mullins
Galleries on the Go
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