Local Success Stories

Richmond SCORE Chapter 12

Local Sucess Stories

Each year SCORE helps tens of thousands of small businesses. Find out how today’s entrepreneurs are succeeding with the benefit of free and confidential business counseling from SCORE. Look for new successes every month.

WSI – We Simplify the Internet
Howard Deskin is the President and owner of a WSI “We Simplify the Internet” Central Virginia office, working with small to medium sized companies. Their mission is to improve clients branding and ultimately increase their profits by delivering a full suite of Internet Consulting, Marketing,
Web design & development, e-Commerce, and Social Media solutions, focused on driving visitor traffic to company websites and converting the visitors into customers.

O’Brien Financial Planning
We are a small financial planning firm focused on individuals, families and small businesses. We have a focus on comprehensive financial planning and institutional investment management for individuals as well as qualified plans for small businesses – 401(k)s and profit sharing plans. I started this business after eighteen years as a senior leader at GE, in a number of businesses
and industries.

Adonis/Aphrodite NachoMama’s
Nacho Mama’s in Carytown was established in September of 1996. Since it’s premier Nacho Mama’s has become an award-winning restaurant throughout the years receiving several honors such as “Best Carytown Restaurant”, “Best Margarita”, and “Best Outdoor Dining as well as
many others.

It’s Homemade
I have always enjoyed baking good food for the people I love, especially from those old family recipes. Good food can do so many things! It can bring a family together around a table, reunite old friends or brighten a neighbor’s smile. It’s been so much fun starting our company and watching people really enjoy cooking in their kitchen!

Mansilla Medical Practice
“SCORE provided my first step. If you don’t know how to take the first step, you can’t go anywhere. SCORE serves as the guide there.”

Victorian Fireplace Shop
VICTORIAN FIREPLACE SHOP offers America’s largest selection of small English & Victorian fireplaces, electric fireplaces, distinctive mantels & unique fireplace accessories.

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