May 8, 2014       

Contacts: Bob Holian, SCORE Dallas Mentor, 214-966-4201,  &   Andy Wagner, President Studio Tribe, 972-765-4408,                       

(Dallas, TX)New business exceeds 300% first year revenue working with SCORE Dallas Mentors

In the summer of 2012 a veteran creative team of imaging artists William Wardy, Tommy Tate, Mark Jackson and Andy Wagner found themselves out of work and unemployed. Their employer announced it was going bankrupt and they had only weeks to figure out their destinies. “For many of us it had been a lifelong goal to start our own business” says Andy Wagner, President, “and this was the perfect opportunity, but we needed to move fast. Our client’s accounts were to be abandoned and they all had crucial end-of-year projects which could not be compromised. We needed to make a plan immediately so the first thing we did was schedule a small business start-up counseling session with SCORE Dallas.”

StudioTribe's first meeting at SCORE Dallas with Bob Holian and David Shriro was invaluable.  The members quickly went from discussing the possibility of starting their business to the reality of HOW they were going to do it. Mentors Bob and David drew upon their substantial business knowledge to guide the StudioTribe team through the process quickly and kept the group focused and prioritized on the most essential details needed for start-up. "David and I suggested that the first thing the group needed to do was to quickly contact their existing customers and tell them they wouldn't notice anything different other than the invoicing information” says Bob Holian.  I also think we helped them to take that leap of faith that is sometimes needed for a business start-up.  We knew they had an outstanding chance at success." Thanks to Bob and David's counseling efforts the StudioTribe team were able to develop a business plan, project financials, submit the required state and federal licensing and arrange the needed banking and funding quickly.

“Ultimately we were able to retain about half our existing business from our previous employ and after our first year” says Andy, “we were extremely pleased to be getting new business referrals which brought totals for our first year in business far ahead of anything we had done previously. Today we continue working with SCORE Dallas to create the next phase of our business, right now we are working on an expansion plan to allow us to offer a wider range of creative services and ensure a sustainable business into the future.” ...a partial client list includes: McDonald's, AT&T, Frito Lay, 7-11, RiteAid, Jack Black and many more.


Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 11,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 340+ chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 214-987-9491for the Dallas SCORE chapter. Visit SCORE at . Connect with SCORE at and


About Dallas SCORE

The Dallas SCORE Chapter was the 22nd of the 340 Chapters started in1965.  The Dallas Chapter of SCORE provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with free face-to-face counseling, on-site business reviews, e-mail counseling and workshops covering a variety of topics including business start-up and formation, social media, franchising, and more. 50 SCORE mentors stand ready to volunteer their time, dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals.  In fiscal year 2013 alone, SCORE Dallas helped 2343 small business owners start or grow their ventures.  If you or someone you know is interested in starting or growing a small business, get in touch with our local chapter of SCORE by visiting or call 214-987-9491.  We welcome new Mentor Volunteers. 

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About Studio Tribe

StudioTribe is a talent based creative production studio specializing in creating high quality art for advertising campaigns. With extensive regional, national and international experience, StudioTribe gives you access to a team of award winning artistic talent with a focused vision and passion for making images. StudioTribe combines creativity, cgi, image capture, post production and production management seamlessly. Located in the Dallas Design District StudioTribe is agile and responsive with focus on customer service and produces consistently high quality work in scale and only possible when the best talent collaborates. Find our more at