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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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Dear Donor Consulting

“SCORE gave me the tools to start my business,” Amanda explains. Her mentor, Mark Lancaster, helped her establish a long-term vision, think through human resources questions,... Read more

Amanda Chavero
Owner, Dear Donor Consulting
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Whole Fresh Foods, Inc.

John Zhao worked as a food product quality inspector in China before immigrating to the U.S. in 2000. When he arrived, his wife Linda helped him get a job at a Chinese restaurant... Read more

John Zhao
Whole Fresh Foods, Inc.
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Show of Hands Gallery

In February 2011 Katie contacted Chuck Halaska at SCORE to get some advice about purchasing Show of Hands Gallery in Cherry Creek.  Asked how she heard of SCORE, she responded, “I... Read more

Katie Friedland
Show of Hands Gallery
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Kimbra Studios Success With the Help of SCORE

Kimbra Orr founded Kimbra Studios in 1999 and quickly became the industry leader in custom photo jewelry and accessories. As the original designer of this unique jewelry, she... Read more

Kimbra Orr
Kimbra Studios Success With the Help of SCORE
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Harold Massop Associates Architects, P.C.

Harold Massop Associates Architects (HMA) is a multidiscipline design firm founded in 1988 in Denver specializing in architecture, planning, and interior design. The company is an... Read more

Harold Massop
Harold Massop Associates Architects, P.C.
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Piece, Love & Chocolate - Success Story!!

Mmmmm… I never realized opening a real-life brick-and-mortar chocolate shop (Piece, Love and Chocolate, in downtown Boulder, CO) had so little to do with chocolate… Long before... Read more

Sarah Amorese
Piece, Love & Chocolate
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Epicurean Butter Finds Success With Advice From SCORE

Janey and her husband, John, co-founded Epicurean Butter in 2004 with the help of John Nitsche, SCORE Counselor. John, who executes all product development and runs the operations... Read more

Janey and John Hubschman
Epicurean Butter Finds Success With Advice From SCORE
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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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