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Small Business Counseling ~ No Fees

Tap an experienced and confidential network of small business advisors available at no charge to anyone looking to start, expand or succeed in business.

Why Small Business Counseling?

Avoid costly mistakes by tapping a national network of experienced business advisors available to you at no charge. Located in regional chapters across the country, SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business (SCORE) has been providing valuable (and free) business advice to individuals for over 50 years. Find a Chapter in your area, search for a business mentor, and request free advice via email.

How it Works

Formed in 1964, SCORE provides a public service to America by offering small business advice and workshops through a network of over 11,000 volunteer business counselors located across America.

As a nonprofit association SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.

"How To" Support

SCORE offers a broad range of "How To" tips to support many aspects of your business start-up and growth objectives. Select from the following topics to learn more:

Special Needs

SCORE also provides help by specific type of need as follows:

Business Tools

Businesses also have access to a broad range of learning venues and business tools:

10 Great Reasons to Use a Free Business Counseling Network

There are many reasons why seeking the advice of experienced business professionals can be helpful to your business...

  1. SCORE mentors deliver free and confidential advice
  2. You gain access to free services and resources tailored to helping you start and grow
  3. SCORE has already helped many others like you, to succeed
  4. Access a range of business plans for start-ups
  5. Learn if franchising is a good fit
  6. Discover how Government Contracting works and if it fits your business growth objectives
  7. Tap useful guidance around legal issues that could affect your business
  8. Improve your understanding about Social Media
  9. Get and keep a good grip on Cash Flow
  10. Optimize your Work/Life Balance

Where to Begin

Depending on your personal interests and needs, there are a few options for connecting with SCORE:

  1. Ask SCORE for business advice
  2. Find a local SCORE Chapter
  3. Use the online Contact form to express your specific interests

About Your Educational Champion

SCORE "SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business is America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice. With over 350 Chapters and thousands of volunteers, they have helped 38,630 start-up ventures, created 67,319 jobs, assisted 40,175 clients with increasing revenues, and mentored 124,617 entrepreneurs."

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