See how we have helped small businesses in our community

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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Colin was introduced to SCORE after drafting a business plan and visiting the Small Business Administration (SBA). He laughs when he looks back at the early days (before food... Read more

Colin Fukunaga
Owner, Fukuburger
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Skyview Concessions

Apryl met John Doyle long ago but found him again when he was teaching her financial class. A first-time entrepreneur, she immediately knew John would be the perfect SCORE mentor... Read more

Apryl Stewart
Owner, Skyview Concessions
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GRATEFUL FOR SCORE “A Best Keep Secret” Even when Shi Hawthorne was an undergraduate at Florida International University studying Political Science, she dreamed of... Read more

Shi Hawthorne
Managing Partner, Business Flipper
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Refresh Investments

MEET PAMELA CHEN, SCORE LOS ANGELES SUCCESS HONOREE In 2019, Pamela Chen was struggling to grow her financial planning and investment business, Refresh Investments.  A highly... Read more

Pamela Chen
Refresh Investments LLC
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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

Sarita D. Jackson, Ph.D.
President and CEO , Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT)
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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

Anna Marie Wood
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Yoga-urt by Melissa

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