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.

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Ben Brill - Lessons with Ben

When I met with my SCORE mentor, Cathy, I had several active or semi-active projects that involved working with kids in a musical context: a puppet show, an interactive music show... Read more

Ben Brill
Owner and Musician, Lessons with Ben
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Vikki Wiener - Tugs and Hugs

SCORE, specifically Kathleen Goodwin and Thomas Mock, helped me to believe that I could make my idea into an actual business and provided me with the tools - from helping me to... Read more

Vikki Wiener
Owner, Tugs And Hugs
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Chef Eva - For The Love of Food

My mentors know all the details of business ownership inherent to the US (which are totally foreign to me) in addition to knowing a great deal about Asheville. They have legal,... Read more

Eva Andes
Business Owner and Chef, Chef Eva
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Farm Tables Etc.

Harris Clark identified his biggest challenge as navigating the legal and procedural aspects of creating a business. SCORE mentors worked with Harris to guide him step-by-step... Read more

Harris Clark
Owner, Farm Tables Etc.
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Red-Carpet Learning Systems

SCORE put together a business advisory team (BAT) to help Cutting manage her business growth. Her main challenge, she says, was “cash flow, cash flow, cash flow!” Her BAT, with... Read more

Donna Cutting
Red-Carpet Learning Systems, Inc.
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Reaching for the Sky

"My main challenge has been keeping up with demand and creating a positive environment for my staff which encourages longevity with the company. SCORE has been a great source of... Read more

Geoff Gillikin
General Manager and Owner, Sunshine Window Cleaning
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Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Advice

"Having a Business Advisory Team has helped me learn how to position myself as a higher-level service provider, which has allowed me to charge higher prices for the work I do,... Read more

Chelsea Baldwin
Owner and Founder, Copy Power
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A Social Enterprise: PEACE Pros

SCORE was able to help in numerous ways, from marketing to guiding me through the process of due diligence and more legal aspects of my business. Read more

Timothy Sadler
Owner and Community Activist, PEACE Pros
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Crow Bar Farm Foods - Best in Show

Jo and Sharon worked with Asheville SCORE on various aspects of their business from marketing, labeling to creating a business plan and being their sounding board.   Read more

Sharon Smith and Jo Wainright
Owners and Creators, Crow Bar Farm Foods