See how we have helped small businesses in our community

Browse through these SCORE Silicon Valley 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.

Silicon Valley SCORE's Business Consulting Services Helps Businesses Succeed

Successful businesses do not just happen. It takes hard work and help from experienced mentors and consultants. SCORE's San Jose-based marketing, financial, planning and HR consulting services have assisted startups and existing businesses develop successful paths for growth.

We've compiled a set of business case studies which outline the varied ways that Silicon Valley SCORE's business consultants and training might be able to help your business succeed too.

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DeAnna Pursai, Co-Founder of College of Adaptive Arts

Silicon Valley SCORE congratulates its long-term client, DeAnna Pursai, co-founder of College of Adaptive Arts, named as 2022 CNN Hero as featured on  CNN video. View the Video Read more

DeAnna Ellenberger Pursai
Co-Founder, College of Adaptive Arts
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Pretty Pokets

She had assistance from counselor Coco Zhong on e-commere, and supply chains.  She had similar assistance from counselor Itai Turbahn.  She met with counselor Ed Davis on patent... Read more

Madhavi (Madhu) Challa
Founder & Owner, Pretty Pokets
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BackStrap, Inc.

Tracy contacted Silicon Valley SCORE and was assigned to Ray Muzzy who has extensive experience in Product Development, Marketing & Sales and Customer Service to help SCORE... Read more

Tracy Halmos
Owner, BackStrap, Inc
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Concord Project Technologies Inc.

She discovered SCORE while looking for entrepreneurship advice and resources online. She applied for a mentor and within a couple of days, received a response. John Edwards was... Read more

Olfa Hamdi
Co-Founder, Concord Project Technologies
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Urioste Sports & Entertainment

Nathan learned about SCORE through the SBA website. He contacted SCORE and met mentors Ray Muzzy and Ed Davis. “I was impressed with the level of experience and background of the... Read more

Nathan and Dan Urioste
Owners, Urioste Sports & Entertainment
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Charlotte Truffles LLC

Charlotte contacted SCORE and met with several different SCORE Silicon Valley counselors.  She got extensive help from Ray Muzzy, who has extensive experience in Product... Read more

Charlotte Walter
Founder and Head Chocolatier , Charlotte Truffles LLC
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Health Care Getaway (HCG)

“Nadera has helped me tremendously over the years. The most noted is her never ending encouragement when something went wrong or the approaches I took, all ended as a huge... Read more

Geoffery Nate William
Owner, Health Care Getaway (HCG)
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WomenSV (Women of Silicon Valley)

“I will continue to rely on SCORE and my mentors to help me revise my business and strategic plans, including next steps in scaling up. Without SCORE and my mentors, Jerry Jensen... Read more

Ruth Patrick
Founder, “WomenSV” (Women of Silicon Valley)
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Sonja Biggs Educational Services Inc.

Sonja was very pleased with her mentors and said, “SCORE helped us operate in a business like way and helped us become profitable. Thank you Mel and Jerry”. SVSCORE wishes all the... Read more

Dr. Sonja Biggs
Ownder, Sonja Biggs Educational Services
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Pharmozyme Inc.

 “Before starting Pharmozyme, I didn’t have enough business experience. But I knew the importance of having a coach/mentor for my startup, so I contacted Silicon Valley SCORE to... Read more

Nader Nourizad
Pharmozyme Inc.