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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Heeluxe, LLC

Gray sought a mentor after a falling out with a business partner made him realize that he needed to be able to run his business by himself. He worked with SCORE mentors Vic Cole,... Read more

Geoffrey Alan Gray
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Ojai Pepper Jelly and SCORE

"The SCORE meetings are full of so much information. Your follow-up email & hyperlinks greatly help me to make the needed changes." Read more

Suze McClellan
Owner, Ojai Jelly
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Hot Cherry Pillows and SCORE

When other people were getting ready for retirement, I started a business. I came up with a great product, cherry pit pillows. Their benefits are known in Europe, but little known... Read more

J'Nelle Holland
Founder, Hot Cherry
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Chelsea Design and Fabrication and SCORE

Chelsea Design & Fabrication collaborates with exceptional craftsmen. Talented specialists are responsible for the individual stages of production. Prototyping, casting,... Read more

Edward Dent
Owner, Chelsea Design and Fabrication
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Four Season Properties and SCORE

"The Santa Barbara SCORE organization is truly incredible. I have been a top Realtor of over 30 years and wanted some new ideas to expand my business even more. My SCORE coach... Read more

Robin Lacks
Owner, Four Season Properties
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Dons Net Café

The Dons Net Café is a student-run social entrepreneurial business located on the historic campus of Santa Barbara High School offered through the Regional Occupational Program.... Read more

Lee A. Knodel (Mrs. B.)
Dons Net Café
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End confusion over who is doing what at your company with an ISO-compliant quality management system.  Find out how to become ISO-Certified. I recently started an ISO Quality... Read more

Kristine Witzel
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Joyous Movement

I have found all the SCORE business mentors to be generous with both their time and expertise. I always feel a genuine interest, and that they are consistent and caring. I can... Read more

Beth Amine
Owner, Joyous Movement
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Killer B Fitness

The Killer B Fitness philosophy is that of building a house. If you want a house that will stand up to the elements you must first lay a solid foundation. The foundation of our... Read more

Dr. Bob Wilcher
Chiropractor, Killer B Fitness
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Market Ready Rx

Market Ready Rx is a boutique consulting agency focused on commercialization for personalized diagnostics. Our team has hands-on experience with market entry strategy and... Read more

Martha Townsend
President, Market Ready Rx
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Smartstones, Inc

Smartstones are wearable "status-casting" devices that keep family members and friends in touch and in step with you, enabling them to communicate with simple touches. "SCORE is a... Read more

Founder/CEO, Smartstones, Inc