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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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Current Projects

A Conversation with Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg, founders and directors of Current Projects   How was Current Project founded? Brent: We met originally collaborating with a... Read more

Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg
Founders and Directors of Current Projects, Current Projects
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From Stressed to Success

SCORE Madison mentor Gregg Schieve has answered all of our questions and has helped us be confident in our decisions. He often points us in the right direction and has helped us... Read more

Brianna Malueg and Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Massage Therapist , Meta Massage & Bodywork
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Napkin Innovations, LLC

Bollmus and Schlick say that SCORE mentor Jack Hill, “immediately provided an element of discipline that helped us stay on course, given that we both have families and careers.”... Read more

Matthias Bollmus and John Schlick
Napkin Innovations, LLC
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Innovative Mind Propels Former Sheet Metalworker

Steven and his SCORE mentor,  John have an enduring relationship based on trust. As Steven explains, “It is priceless having a skilled professional who I can talk to... Read more

Steven DeMore
Owner, DeMore’s Innovative Design, Inc.
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SCORE Helps Entrepreneur Focus Her Vision

“If it were not for the SCORE workshops I probably would not be doing this,” said Cindy Seemann owner of Design Vision Optical . “It solidified my vision. I wrote LOTS of business... Read more

Cindy Seemann
Owner, Design Vision Optical Kids' Optique
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The Skys the Limit when you know the SCORE

How did a tunnel worker turned cardiac nurse turned entrepreneur learn the ins and outs of business? “I did what I would advise anyone in the same position to do - I used the... Read more

Gary Krause
Founder, EKG Concepts
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Enterforce Success Builds on Strong Foundation

Asked if the current picture is one she had envisioned ten years ago when she started on this journey, Marie noted that she had not developed a specific 10-year-goal but she had... Read more

Marie O’Brien
Founder, Enterforce, Inc
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SCORE Helps Owner Accelerate His Dream

Beto understands the power of networking and business relationships as well as the value of mentoring and he put great effort into getting himself established. As his outreach... Read more

Beto Rangel
Owner, Executive Auto Detail
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Jing’s Chinese Restaurant – A SCORE Success Story

In August of 2007, the Wang’s opened their restaurant doors in the very trendy Historic Third Ward. “I used SCORE’s “Restaurant Expert,”Chuck Filipiak’s advice because I knew it... Read more

Jack and Jing Wang
Owners, Jing's Chinese Restaurant