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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How far can we go?

The training and guidance from SCORE Madison mentor Jorge Antezana was wonderful and very helpful. Read more

Agustin Soler
Owner, Envios Merkur LLC
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Managing A Growing Small Business

I now can understand my accounting so much better. I have an accountant but need to be clearer from a high level of what was going on in the business. Will be seeking mentorship... Read more

Torrance Kramer
President, Accurate-Airtight Exteriors
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Taking Responsibility For Your Own Success

Having our financials in order has allowed us to identify what areas of the business are most profitable, and where we need to maximize our efforts for profitability and balance. Read more

Bradley A. Brown
Principal, Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources, LLC
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Small Business; Big Hearts

It wouldn't have been possible without my Score mentors. I am very good at running day-to-day operations but understanding my numbers is something that was never done even with my... Read more

Stacey K Burger
Society Cleaners, LLC, Society Cleaners, LLC
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From Stressed to Success

SCORE Madison mentor Gregg Schieve has answered all of our questions and has helped us be confident in our decisions. He often points us in the right direction and has helped us... Read more

Brianna Malueg and Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Massage Therapist , Meta Massage & Bodywork
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Mindi Kessenich Real Estate and Design

Business owner Mindi Kessenich of Mindi Kessenich Real Estate and Design says that her SCORE mentor helps her focus her priorities. Read more

Mindi Kessenich
Owner, Mindi Kessenich Real Estate and Design
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TJ's Precision Painting

Tyler Schmidt, the owner of TJ's Precision Painting, says that his SCORE mentor helped him successfully develop a "playbook" that kept him focused on the important things in his... Read more

Tyler Schmidt
Owner, TJ's Precision Painting
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Marking Maps

When Marking Maps sales exploded, owner Jessica Marking relied on the help of her SCORE mentor to keep her business manageable. Read more

Jessica Marking
Owner, Marking Maps
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Lichtfeld Plumbing

"Melanie Lichtfeld wears her self-described nickname, “Latrine Queen,” with aplomb. The 54-year-old vice president and office manager at Lichtfeld Plumbing represents the Monona... Read more

Melanie Lichtfeld
Lichtfeld Plumbing
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Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting

Not long after she started, Gmeinder realized that she wasn’t fully playing to her strengths in the services she offered. She refocused on professional speaking and training,... Read more

Laura Gmeinder
Owner, Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting, LLCFounder & Leading Lady
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White Jasmine

"Huma Siddiqui knew what she was doing in seeking advice from the local chapter of SCORE." Read more

Huma Siddiqui
Owner, White Jasmine
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A La Crate

Thanks to SCORE, she now has a fuller understanding of why the devil is in the details. Read more

Sarah Mullins
Owner, A La Crate