Our number one focus is for your business to succeed! Our volunteers dedicate their time, knowledge, expertise and community connection in an effort to help you get your business started and support you as you grow and scale for success.

Many current and former business owners have commented on our services. Read some of their stories and consider contacting Score today. You might be the next success story!

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Inspiration & Motivation

Mila's expertise has helped us get more organized, and make sure we are operating a business efficiently and the correct way. She has helped me get my "ducks in a row" and... Read more

Leny Fralicker
Owner/Operator, Elderberry Elixir
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Healthy Dogs are Happy Dogs

Our mentor, Jim, was a tremendous help! He would meet with us weekly (through Zoom) for about an hour. He would give us weekly assignments to complete before our next meeting and... Read more

Kendra Locke
Owner, The K9 Kitchen LLC
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From Mediocre to Booming

Through Ben, I have learned to do data analysis much more efficiently. I know where my finances are at any given moment and have learned how to do very accurate projections of the... Read more

Maria Conneway
Owner/groomer, TenderCare Pet Salon and Day Spa
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Burma Spice

The journey of growing Burma Spice with the help of SCORE has been rewarding and exciting.  My  SCORE Mentor Team helped me navigate thru financial restructuring decisions and... Read more

Edward, Brakus, Jr.
Burma Spice, Inc.
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In 2017, while working with SCORE, Gardner presented to the University of South Florida  Sarasota-Manatee's (USFSM) MBA cohort and collaborated with a graduate student group to... Read more

Thomas Gardner & Sarah Kitlowski
CEO & Co-Founder, President & COO, Omeza, LLC
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Sisters for Seniors

Formed in 2014, SFS is a family-owned & operated business providing exceptional in-home companion and homemaker services for seniors. Our business would not be the caliber it... Read more

Stacey Kroll and Stephanie Steffens
Owners, Sisters For Seniors
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C.W. Gilbert Construction

CW Gilbert Construction Company specializes in structural concrete, masonry, and interior carpentry work. SCORE helped streamline his payroll process so Gilbert can focus on the... Read more

Charles Gilbert
Owner, C.W. Gilbert Construction
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Can Do U

Jeff created the "Can Do U" high school program that encourages students to become their best selves. Jeff was struggling, “trapped in my own head,” before working with SCORE... Read more

Jeff Becker
Owner, Can Do U
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Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy

Gray sought out SCORE to get feedback on his business plan and approach before opening. He worked with SCORE mentor David Hamblett, who he says, “did an amazing job of keeping me... Read more

Dr. Scott Gray
Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy