See how we have helped small businesses in our community

These are businesses that have been tracked over time and have succeeded due in large part to SCORE counselor involvement. Let’s develop a counseling relationship for you and your business and create another Success Story.

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

Our mentors continued to play an important role in the business side of her success, and 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
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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
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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
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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
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From PhD to Genealogist

Richard, my mentor, has always believed in me. Even at moments of greatest difficulty, he always believed in my abilities, my capability to learn what I need, and my vision for... Read more

Joshua Grayson
owner, Lost Roots Family History
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From Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.
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Mentoring Mentors

Ben Fisco has been a continual reminder of the importance of the "bottom line". He offers ideas and suggestions that are within my ability, keeps me focused and accountable, and... Read more

Tricia Beck
Founder, CEO, Beck Leadership
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.