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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Exceptional Aluminum

Exceptional Aluminum Sales & Service builds aluminum screen enclosures and opened its doors just a few weeks before Hurricane Irma blew through Fort Myers in 2017.  Experts in... Read more

Dennis and Scarlett Britton
Exceptional Aluminum Sales and Service
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Fieldr is a web-based application that streamlines the connection between Students and Employers. Fieldr is proud to work with a formal advisory board of serial entrepreneurs and... Read more

Connor Firmender (CEO), Natalie Finazzo (COO)
Fieldr, LLC
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In 2017, while working with SCORE, Gardner presented to 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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Southwestern Vocational Training

After reviewing the SBA website, I came across SCORE and it was the best thing that could have happened for my business and the continued success of our students.  My advice to... Read more

Sylvia Dorisme
Director, Southwestern Vocational Training
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Emmeline Textiles

From the mentorship we received, our gross sales increased by five times in a year and we are projected to more than double that this year! It is all because of SCORE; from... Read more

Ali Frantz & Jessica Mc Neill
Owners, Emmeline Textiles