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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Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce

Mitchell began attending SCORE workshops in 2013 as he wrote his business plan. Two years later, he began working with SCORE Mentor Janet Moy, who helped him place his sauce in... Read more

Howard Mitchell Jr.
Owner, Fatback's Famous BBQ Sauce LLC
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Dar's Dirty Dogs

Darlene's mentors were able to assist her by reviewing her business plan and validating her idea and approach for Dar's Dirty Dogs. With her financing set in place, Darlene was... Read more

Darlene Donatiello
Dar's Dirty Dogs
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Just a Little Taste of Home

Just a Little Taste of Home opened on April 15, 2014 in Niles, Ohio serving Good Southern Cooking. They offer delicious homemade dishes at afforable prices and specialize in... Read more

Just a Little Taste of Home
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Dar's Dirty Dogs

Darlene after 25 years of working in the corporate world fulfilled her dream of opening a pet grooming store on May 3rd 2014. SCORE assisted her by reviewing with her business... Read more

Darlene Donatiello
Dar's Dirty Dogs
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Wonderstruck Artisan Market

Wonderstruck Artisan Market & Classes is an artistic multimedia, multi department gift shop with art classes. They specialize in "Sip & Paint" classes, where you can bring... Read more

Wonderstruck Artisan Market
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The Valley Marketplace

The Valley Marketplace is Ohio's first real farmers market featuring our area's Amish community, selling their homemade goods. There are over 20 vendors selling their products all... Read more

The Valley Marketplace
success story

The Learning Dog, LLC

The Learning Dog Training & Enrichment Center offers a large variety of classes using non-aversive training methods. From puppy to teenager to adult to senior, there are... Read more

The Learning Dog, LLC
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Trendy Trousseau, LLC

Trendy Trousseau was a small clothing business already established but at a cross roads of growth. It had sustained and maintained at a small level but needed to be nurtured to... Read more

Summer Wise
Trendy Trousseau, LLC
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From the Courtroom to the Stage!

How a Lifelong Passion Became a Passion Project I met Karen Chapelle at the Parkman Branch Library in Detroit after she had signed up to be mentored by SCORE volunteers. I was... Read more

Karen Chapelle
Event Coordinator
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Kid's Atelier's Anastasiya McCurry

SCORE provided all necessary resources to be successful every step of the way, from basic business planning resources, such as templates and working spreadsheets, to the variety... Read more

Anastasiya McCurry
Kid's Atelier

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