See how we have helped small businesses in our community

The SCORE Chattanooga chapter 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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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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Simply Smashing Rage Release Room

Wilk met with SCORE mentors Richard Alt and Lance Thompson to gain insights on how to implement an overarching business plan. He was able to fill gaps in his knowledge on how to... Read more

Stephen Wilk
Simply Smashing Rage Release Room
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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
success story


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
success story

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