See how we have helped small businesses in our community

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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Cal Coast Orchids

The origin of Cal Coast Orchids was more than a dream — it was embracing a legacy. Born and raised in the Netherlands, company co-founder and head grower Bas van Eijk spent his... Read more

Bas van Eijk and Alison Glasco
Cal Coast Orchids
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Vai Athletica

Vai Athletica is a Sports Wear company born right here on the Central Coast. We specialize in implementing functionality into every unique piece we create. We collaborated with a... Read more

Heidi Parker
LLC Partner/CEO, Vai Althletica
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Kathryn’s Kuisine

My mentors encouraged me and directed me to specific areas of focus. They supplied a sample Profit & Loss spreadsheet and other tools (I still use today). I attended workshops... Read more

Kathryn Arceneaux
Owner/Chef/Sommelier, Kathryn’s Kuisine
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End Kids Cancer

The premise of SCORE - having individuals with massive amounts of experience offering to help--is a foolish thing to not take advantage of. The individuals I worked with have... Read more

Frank Kalman
Founder and Executive Director, End Kids Cancer
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Sloco Massage + Wellness Spa

SCORE helped me learn to value myself and my business. As a massage therapist, it is an ongoing struggle because you want to share your work and make it accessible to as many as... Read more

Natasha Prybala
Owner, Sloco Massage + Wellness Spa
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Green Clean Machine

I contacted SCORE to gain wisdom and guidance from people who have been through the ups and downs of businesses. I wanted to know what it was like to have a business from... Read more

Meaghan McVicker
Owner, Sole Proprietor , Green Clean Machine
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Lookie Loops

Chenot says: “SCORE has given me inspiration to pursue big goals! Whether it’s through a workshop, webinar, one-on-one mentoring I have felt encouraged and supported along the way... Read more

Carol Chenot
Owner, Lookie Loops
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GrowthSpurts Child Development Facility, LLC

Although Boswell has an extensive background in childcare, she needed guidance and support when it came to business operations. Boswell’s mentors - Carol Kerwin, Don Schlotterbeck... Read more

Bre Boswell
Owner, GrowthSpurts Child Development Facility, LLC
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SCORE mentor Scott Hillis helped Barden from the time he first conceived of the store until the grand opening over a year later (when they finally met face-to-face). Barden... Read more

Doug Barden
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Cadence Insoles

“Sometimes we had questions that we couldn’t get answers for, no matter how many Google searches we did,” Hinds recalls. “We needed advice from real people with real experiences... Read more

John Hinds
Owner, Cadence Insoles
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Zero to Hero Nutrition

McKiernan explains that perception was a big obstacle when she was first starting her practice. People would ask why she was going to open an office when she didn’t have any... Read more

Fiona McKiernan
Owner, Zero to Hero Nutrition
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SLO Fresh Catch

SLO Fresh Catch's Margie Hurd -  "I was a fumbling, frantic new business owner when a customer said, “Call SCORE, they can help you.  An English major by education, I was... Read more

Margie Hurd
SLO Fresh Catch