The Greater Los Angeles chapter has produced numerous Success Stories.

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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Cocobella Creamery - Vegan Ice Cream Shop

Our SCORE mentor gave us the guidance and confidence to open the first vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free ice cream shop in Los Angeles. Read more


I sought out marketing assistance from SCORE Los Angeles because I was building a business and the mentor programs at SCORE, I had read, are invaluable.  Emily Tufeld was great... Read more

GRIIT Helps Firms to Compete Globally

SCORE helped GRIIT to sharpen its marketing message, enhance its marketing material, better articulate the types of services that it provides to various stakeholders, and develop... Read more

Amba - African print home décor items and accessories

SCORE helped Amba to complete its full line of African products created by African artisans in Ghana Read more

The T-Shirt Spot – Linda Stewart

Linda's 38 years of fashion experience helped her recover from the total loss of her business during urban riots Read more

Red Carpet Cookies – Marianne Hudz

Growing With the Help of SCORE Within six months, it was clear that I wanted a commercial kitchen space.  Working from home had significant limitations – I couldn’t make anything... Read more

Frozen Fruit Co.

Once we learned about the workshops through SCORE we were keen to take in as much knowledge as possible. From crowd funding (something we always dismissed) to social media, the... Read more

Katie’s Bakery

SCORE’s workshop on social media helped me understand the importance of social media for my business and I was able to connect with a new marketing company through SCORE that I am... Read more

Virgin Raw Foods

Kozdrowiecka attended workshops on legal entities, sales, and patents as she developed her business. Mentor Jin Han helped her establish profit margins, with sales and office... Read more

Yoga-urt by Melissa

SCORE nurtured my entrepreneurial skills during the four years of research, planning and finding funding for my business Read more

If I Need Help

“If I Need Help” is a not-for-profit that supports families with people who wander, such as children or the elderly.  It started up without much structure, but with a lot of... Read more

“I came to SCORE about growing pains my internet sales business faced. Specifically, our need for more physical warehouse space, seasonal cash flow issues and justification for adding employees. Over 14 months, my SCORE mentor and I resolved all issues and he helped me grow sales and profit.”

Orr Ben-Zvy, Simple Compounding Goods, Inc.
Chatsworth, CA

“When we began our business, we did not know anything about running our own small business. We came to SCORE looking for information on how to start, insurance needs, marketing ideas, advertising ideas, business licenses that were needed. SCORE helped us with all those pieces to start a small business. SCORE expertise was invaluable to us.”

Gail Meyer & Kathy Flood, Moving Matters, LLC
San Fernando Valley

“SCORE has been incredibly helpful from day one. We attended numerous workshops, webinars and worked with our mentor to navigate early start-up questions, issues and challenges.”

Lisa Woods, GroundSwell Group, Los Angeles


Last year, SCORE Los Angeles honored some of our outstanding clients at our Annual Success Luncheon held at the Grove’s Maggiano’s on November 15th, 2019.

Honorees Included:

King James Gadsen (Mentor: Richard Krelstein) with Gadsen Entertainment, a celebrity photographer, event, promotions and brand consultant.

Russell McKee (Mentor: Richard Krelstein) with VendorRx, an automated dispensary of prescription drugs.

Byron Ruano (Mentor: Jocelyn Cotlon) with BEM Mobile Detail Washing, a service that brings car washing and detailing directly to their clients.

Heather Binns (Mentor: David Berkus), Founder of Renov8 Fitness, a fitness and nutrition coaching service that serves clients in person in Los Angeles County and virtually worldwide.

Grace Mase (Mentor: Bill Ehrlich), Founder and CEO of BEYREP, a personalized online home improvement tool to help busy people manage their home improvement projects.

Gwinn Ioka (Mentor Emily Tufeld), Founder and CEO of Opura Wellness, a company that provides massage therapy services corporate events and employee wellness They also educate the industry on new massage tools and therapeutics.

Monica Lin (Mentor Emily Tufeld), CEO of Make Room for Monica an organizational service for home and office.

Rebecca Cleveland (Mentor Laura Soloff-Geller), Franchisee for Club Pilates offering reformer Pilates classes and monthly packages. 

Trina Belton (Mentor John Doyle) Founder of Spa Lé La, a high-quality spa services for parents with complimentary on-site childcare.

Congratulations to all the 2019 Honorees.  It’s been a challenging year since we were last together.  In 2020, we will not be having our Annual Success Luncheon but we are making plans to nominate and virtually honor clients to continue the tradition. Stay Tuned!