See how we have helped small businesses in our community

The Greater Phoenix chapter has produced numerous Success Stories. These are businesses that have been tracked over time and have succeeded due in large part to SCORE counselor involvement. Let’s develop a counseling relationship for you and your business and create another Success Story.

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Black Rock Bouldering Gym

Because Dodge had never started a business before, he sought out SCORE and received mentoring from Kirk Hawkinson. Hawkinson helped Dodge plan his presentation to investors,... Read more

Chris Dodge
Owner/Founder, Black Rock Bouldering Gym
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Soul Carrier

SCORE mentor Carole Perfetti helped Boonlorn rewrite her business plan with expert input and guidance. She also referred Boonlorn to Tawana Parker, who helps Boonlorn maximize the... Read more

Jennifer Boonlorn
Soul Carrier
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In 2014, Samadi’s company received a three-year grant to run her programs in five sites; but funding was denied for 2015 and 2016. Samadi used the setback as an opportunity to... Read more

Andrea Samadi
Owner, AchieveIT360
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Mustache Pretzels

Volunteer mentor Jack Wilson helped Golden assess the situation when faced with another big change: his wife’s job was about to relocate them back to the east coast. Mustache... Read more

Greg Golden
Owner, Mustache Pretzels
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It's not just a Gadget; it's a Solution

SCORE mentor Bob Meehan worked with Colton and Grillight to scale up. “I could talk with Bob about supply chain issues, overseas importing and distribution. Since Bob’s business... Read more

Colton Knittig
Owner, Grillight