SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.
SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.
Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.
We are proud to be serving the Tri-State area through SCORE, the body who will help start businesses or help existing businesses in times of need. SCORE will guide a business through all of its start up needs. SCORE is comprised of knowledgeable, experienced, business people, men and women, who are ready and willing to help all kinds of business ventures.
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a more than 40 year old non-profit association founded in 1964 with over 10,500 volunteers who have more than 600 business skills and provide free business counseling and no or low-cost workshops to new and emerging small businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE has 389 chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. In 2005, SCORE counselors volunteered over 1,000,000 hours in counseling and workshop services.
While most of SCORE's work has focused on small businesses, over the years it has assisted some start-up and emerging non-profit organizations, particularly on business issues. As a result of these experiences, SCORE strongly believes that to be effective, competitive and sustainable, non-profits must not only be caring and creative, they must run their operations as businesses.