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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Confetti Post

I know SCORE has been a big help in getting addressing these struggles and getting the Confetti Post off the ground. How did you first connect with SCORE? When I started, I knew... Read more

Leitia McHugh
Owner, Confetti Post
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Kendall Performance & Repair

How was he able to help you, and what are some things that you’ve put into practice? Kendall: My mentor helped me with developing and growing the business plan. He helped me fine-... Read more

Kendall Riecken
Owner, Kendall Performance & Repair
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Cookie Cottage

Upon seeking the advice of the SCORE Organization, Cookie Cottage received invaluable guidance and support from our chosen mentor, Carsten Retrum. Over the years, Carsten has been... Read more

Theresa & Maureen
Cookie Cottage
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Vera Bradley

The Vera Bradley team contacted Ft. Wayne SCORE and was matched with volunteer mentor George Cook. Cook applied his extensive experience in corporate finance to help Baekgaard and... Read more

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller
Vera Bradley
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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
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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
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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
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Scioto Analysis

I have been hooked into resources being offered during the COVID-19 crisis that have kept the company afloat. I also have found it useful to have someone to help me in... Read more

Scioto Analysis
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Tiny Kitchen Bakeshop, LLC

Sometimes you can really feel like you are on your own island when you are starting a business. And for someone who had very limited business experience, I had no idea where to... Read more

Leah Schaffer
Founder, Tiny Kitchen Bakeshop, LLC
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Married Life Counseling

SCORE and my business mentor, Connie, helps me choose office space, designer website, create a business plan, and provided input, feedback, and accountability. Read more

Christie Orosz
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/ Owner, Married Life Counseling

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