See how we have helped small businesses in our community

Browse through these SCORE Portland mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped. Use the filters 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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LightSource Energy

Sandberg began meeting with a SCORE mentor two months before launching the business. He checks in with SCORE on a semi-monthly basis, and Sandberg calls his late mentor Robert ... Read more

Robert Sandberg
LightSource Energy
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Zepher

Mack met SCORE mentor Larry Bunyard at a Portland-area economic development event, and introduced Bunyard to Stolz. The pair scheduled one-on-one meetings to determine the most... Read more

Adam Stolz
Customer Program Manager, Zepher
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Circle Studio

When I first began working with a mentor; I was in a word, terrified. It was such a big investment and decision; I felt anxious and lost. My mentor and the other incredible... Read more

Kari Koch / Lynnea Amend
Circle Studio
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Portland Transmission Warehouse

Bradshaw went to Portland SCORE, where he began working with a team of volunteer mentors to address concerns such as inventory management, information technology upgrades and... Read more

John Bradshaw
Portland Transmission Warehouse
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From Corporate to Startup

I needed some mentorship in marketing and sales. I did not really know where to start. Gary helped me tremendously by breaking down the process into smaller steps. He helped me... Read more

Anne-Sophie Le Bloas
CEO, Ravacan Inc.
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Mentoring Mentors

Ben Fisco has been a continual reminder of the importance of the "bottom line". He offers ideas and suggestions that are within my ability, keeps me focused and accountable, and... Read more

Tricia Beck
Founder, CEO, Beck Leadership
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Overnight Success; 20 years later

Several ways!! He helped me to understand financial reports and financing. How credit works, how to get it, and what to use it for. He gave me confidence to move forward even when... Read more

Tracee Murphy
CEO/Principal Designer, Trade Mark Interiors, Inc.
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REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)

Our monthly meetings allow me to stay focused on the strategies we have developed. Having a clear set of valid and attainable goals has helped my business experience significant... Read more

Kyle Evans
President/CEO, REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON)
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Converting One's Passion into a Full Time Job!

I have used multiple SCORE eGuides and articles to help gain a better understanding of what is needed to have a healthy Profit & Loss Statement, as well as establish a clear... Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography

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