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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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SCORE Success Story: Drayer Physical Therapy

At SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon, we often say that we will walk with our clients for the life of their business. There is no finer example of that maxim than SCORE client Mike Smoker,... Read more

Mike Smoker
Clinic Director, Drayer Physical Therapy
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SCORE Success Story: Pocket Books Shop

Imagine a small business that originates from a business plan that sounds like a story treatment for a Netflix miniseries. That scenario would be the best comparison for SCORE... Read more

Jess Callahan, Julie Ross, Austin Carter
Pocket Books Shop
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SCORE Success Story: Keisha Finnie Art

The myth of the starving artist is a dogged one to debunk. The reality is that artists who choose a path to follow their passion as a career are also often holding down full-time... Read more

Keisha Finnie
Keisha Finnie Art
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SCORE Success Story: Chef Oliver Saye

Chef Oliver Saye grew up cooking and turned that into his career. In 2019 he found a direction for his culinary services after being chosen as a member of that year's Baldwin... Read more

Oliver Saye
Homage: Cuisines of the West African Diaspora
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SCORE Success Story: Gumption Design Co.

When times get tough, people head to start-ups! This holds true in any recession, but the COVID pandemic crisis was something special. The shutdown brought forced lay-offs and... Read more

Zach Johnson-Medland
Owner, Gumption Design Co.
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SCORE Success Story: Empanada Gourmet

There are so many ways that immigrants contribute to our quality of life each day. As individuals arrive in the United States to pursue the "American Dream," they add to our... Read more

Nury Varga
Co-Owner, Empanada Gourmet
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SCORE Success Story: Larkstone

Over the last four years, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon mentor Jim Frey has watched the success and growth of clients Emily Moccero and Evan Young. Jim began mentoring the couple in... Read more

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SCORE Success Story: The Productive Peasant Farm Co.

There are times when our future does not follow a straight path. It takes frequent detours through our life's journey. SCORE Client Jason Stone, founder of The Productive Peasant... Read more

Jason Stone
Founder, The Productive Peasant Farm Co.
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SCORE Success Story: Heather and Nathan Kreider

SCORE mentors pledge to walk with their clients "for the life of their business." There is no better example of that motto in action than Heather & Nathan Kreider. In 2012... Read more

Heather and Nathan Kreider
Owners, Makes Scents Natural Spa Line & Hempfield Botanicals