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.

Get Your Mentor

Have you found success in your business with the help of a SCORE mentor? Submit your success story to share on Your company may be profiled in SCORE national marketing and press that can reach millions of people. We're excited to spread the word about your story!

Submit Your Success Story
Narrow by
success story


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
success story

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
success story

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)
success story


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
success story

Yoga-urt by Melissa

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

success story

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

Bruce and Erin
Founders, If I Need Help
success story

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

Marianne Hudz
Owner, Red Carpet Cookies