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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 helps MCME Mechanical LLC Succeed

SCORE Members, very early in our discussions, recognized that MCME MECHANICAL LLC needed to become a stand-alone, licensed installer of HVAC systems and urged us to complete an... Read more

Michael L. Rudd
Business Owner, MCME Mechanical LLC
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Tech for Success

SCORE was at my side during the good and the bad times. Even as we faced a global pandemic that saw many companies permanently closing my SCORE mentor was still reaching out and... Read more

Richard L. Green
CEO, Tech for Success
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When the Corona Virus impacted the United States in a negative manner, the business owner used the opportunity to improve the online presence by creating an e-commerce store... Read more

Heath Bradham
Owner, Signarama
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Brownstone Mediation Services, LLC

Being a Professional Mediator is a very isolated field of work and I can always count on my SCORE Mentors to be my listening ears and straightforward feedback. My mentors Bill and... Read more

TeKay Brown-Taylor
Owner, Brownstone Mediation Services, LLC
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A Gentle Witness

SCORE assisted me in determining not to pursue the non-profit model of business, but rather the LLC model. Since establishment, the business has developed a portfolio of... Read more

Carla Cloud
Owner, A Gentle Witness
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Long Term Liaisons, LLC

The Director of Long Term Liaisons approached SCORE to better understand what marketing techniques could be employed.  It was apparent at the time, that the business clientele had... Read more

Amy Hane
Business Owner, Long Term Liaisons, LLC
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Design Persuasion

Samantha Bodie began her relationship with the Greater Aiken SCORE chapter as an Advisory Board client in 2015. SCORE’s volunteer board members helped define and support the... Read more

Samantha Bodie
Owner, Design Persuasion
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The Hartz Group

Before starting up his business, Hartz met with SCORE mentor Bill Roberts and several other members of the Greater Aiken, South Carolina SCORE chapter. By meeting with a mentor... Read more

Charles Hartz
Owner, The Hartz Group
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Brezelmann's Pretzels

In attending a Chamber After Hours Event, Jim Anderson met a SCORE volunteer who took an enthusiastic interest in Anderson’s new business. In subsequent meetings, they focused on... Read more

Jim Anderson
Owner and Operator, Brezelmann's Pretzels
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Sky is the Limit Foundation

After learning how my epic story could be of assistance to other fathers in similar situations, I contacted Greater Aiken Score for assistance in setting up a non-profit... Read more

Christopher Emanuel
Founder, Sky is the Limit Foundation
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My Aiken Body Restorative Massage

For more than four years, Greater Aiken SCORE mentors have worked closely with the Owner providing the education, business expertise, and encouragement needed to help move the... Read more

My Aiken Body
My Aiken Body Restorative Massage
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FCI Edgefield

The “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” program expands the opportunities available to inmates by helping them acquire a basic understanding of what it takes to start a... Read more

FCI Edgefield
FCI Edgfield