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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Sugar Rush Bakery

Ellis works with SCORE mentor Ron Roller, meeting with him at least once a week. Working with Roller, as well as attending SCORE workshops, has helped Ellis develop her business... Read more

Angela Ellis
Sugar Rush Bakery
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Sugar Rush Bakery

"We were new to Tulsa and not familiar with specific organizations who support entrepreneurs and small businesses.  I was aware of the Women’s Business Center at REI and connected... Read more

Sugar Rush Bakery
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Home Helpers

"While working with Joseph, he assisted me with drafting my business plan, financial statements and acquiring financing from the First Bank of Owasso." Read more

Michele C. Scott, MPT, M.A., CAEd.
Owner, Home Helpers and Direct Link
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K.D. Truck Lines

"They're very, very helpful. They have tons of resources. We went to a couple seminars. We went home and we wrote a business plan. There are plenty of resources out there for... Read more

Karen Douglas
Owner, K.D. Truck Lines
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Symbology Clothing

"I had the opportunity to meet with my SCORE mentor on several occasions. I've been excited to learn more about how to operate and grow my business. My SCORE mentor introduced me... Read more

Melissa Heyl
Founder, Symbology Clothing
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Wigs Wigs Wigs and Salon

"The thing that I needed the most was a business plan, and by the end of the program my business plan was needed. I had all the information and figures I need to take it to the... Read more

Cynthia Boren
Owner, Wigs Wigs Wigs and Salon
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Zoo Safari USA

Oklahoma Zoo Safari USA is an Oklahoma Teaching Zoo and Oklahoma Zoological Park providing an education about animals and wildlife conservation.  Read more

Maria Jinks
Founder, Zoo Safari USA
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Integrative Chiropractic

I contacted SCORE because I needed some help with opening my chiropractic clinic.  I met with Ron Roller and we discussed my business plan and he pointed out areas that I needed... Read more

Dr. Caleb Spreiter
Owner, Integrative Chiropractic
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All God's Creatures

“The Scholl’s came to me with their idea looking for business plan assistance.”  Meyer adds, “The Scholl’s were determined to do the research necessary and put their plan together... Read more

Chris and Patrick Scholl
Owners, All God's Creatures
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Home Helpers Home Care South Tulsa

Scott worked with several SCORE mentors to launch her franchise business. She also attended the Simple Steps to Starting Your Business four-week workshop. Joseph Gagliardi guided... Read more

Michele Scott
Owner and administrator, Home Helpers Home Care South Tulsa