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Fit Learning St. Louis achieves success with the help of St. Louis SCORE

Business grows after contacting SCORE “Mentors for America’s Small Businesses”

(St Louis, MO)Janice Smith, Director of Fit Learning St. Louis, has turned her career-long passion for behavioral science/education and expert guidance of SCORE into a thriving, locally owned business serving families in the St. Louis area.

St. Louis SCORE supports entrepreneurs and small business owners in the area with advice on how to solve their business challenges. SCORE Volunteer Mentors provide confidential, free in-person and email mentoring. Last year, St. Louis SCORE provided services to 198 small business owners, creating a total of 1,037 new jobs.

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Janice Smith, director of Fit Learning St. Louis, worked with SCORE mentor and veteran business expert Ray Edwards on areas such as strategic planning, administrative operations, marketing and human resources. Click here to watch the success story video.

Edwards said of the collaboration, “It has been my pleasure to have worked with Janice Smith for over three years. During that time, I’ve watched their dream of providing innovative learning programs in the St. Louis community grow into a well-established and thriving business. Now, more than ever, it is critical to provide opportunities that support and accelerate our children’s educational growth. As a SCORE Mentor, I am proud to help Fit Learning achieve this.”

Smith had the following to say about her experience with SCORE. “The advice and expertise Ray shared with me has helped me run the business as efficiently and effectively as possible. This gives me time and energy to focus on helping children learn and making a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of our clients and (broadly speaking) their families…Thanks to the support I have received from SCORE, I’m in the process of running a job I love, running a company that’s close to my heart, and have employees who enjoy coming to work. And I have a business that is growing and making money.”

Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs start, grow or solve problems. SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide free mentoring, workshops and educational services to more than 1,500 communities nationwide and have created 45,027 new businesses and 74,535 jobless jobs in 2020 alone. For more information on starting a small business, call 1-800-634-0245 for the SCORE chapter in your area. Visit SCORE at Connect with SCORE at and Call for more information on starting or running a small business 866-726-7340 or visit SCORE online at

About Fit Learning St.Louis

Since opening in 2018, Fit Learning St. Louis has successfully helped learners of all ages and abilities to surpass their cognitive and academic abilities. With Fit’s unique research-based (and fun!) approach, students in pre-K through high school improve an average of 1-2 grades in 40 hours of instruction. The 1:1 personalized process is scientifically proven to help Everyone types of learners, including those with learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD or autism; are average or gifted; and students who are struggling at school for any reason.

Fit’s curriculum areas include reading, mathematics, logic, spelling, penmanship, and grammar and composition. There are also programs specifically for younger children (preschool age) and homeschoolers. Learn more at and follow @fitlearningstl on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Those interested in enrolling a student or to learn more can contact Janice Smith at 314-246-0540 or

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