With SCORE, Small Businesses Achieve Big Success

Starting and growing a small business can be challenging, but you don’t have to go it alone. Your SCORE mentor will be there to answer questions, connect you with resources and offer guidance throughout the life of your business. SCORE mentors are volunteers, meaning they give their time freely to help business owners like you thrive. They are committed to the success of your business – and because they are all leaders in their fields, SCORE mentors deliver expert advice. 

Since SCORE was founded in 1964, we have educated more than 11 million established and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Each year, our 10,000+ expert volunteers provide business mentoring and education in 300 communities nationwide, empowering local business owners, boosting regional economies and growing the larger American economy.

Prospective entrepreneurs with a mentor are five times more likely to start a business – and small business clients who receive 3+ hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased business growth.

In 2018 alone, SCORE mentors helped start 32,387 new businesses and create 135,687 new jobs. In the same year, we also helped more than 67% of our clients to increase their revenue. 

Increase your chances for success with SCORE.

“The education I received from my SCORE mentor was invaluable in growing Abram’s Nation to become a million-dollar company.” - Rose Morris, owner, Abram’s Nation

In 2017, Morris was named the National Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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“[My mentor] is the perfect combination of advisor, sounding board, informal therapist and shoulder to lean on. Over the last nine years, he's helped me tackle every major challenge that has come my way, seeing me through to the other side.” - Meghan Ely, owner, OFD Consulting

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Download the 2018 SCORE National Impact Handout to learn more about how we help small businesses.