Central Virginia SCORE


Central Virginia SCORE is dedicated to helping your small business start, grow, and succeed. If you are a small business looking to grow, or if you plan to start your own business and need counseling, SCORE is here for YOU.


Located in Charlottesville, we serve the city and surrounding counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange.  Learn more about the Central Virginia Local Chapter of SCORE by clicking this link.  Click Here


The success of your business is not only your goal, but that of the mentors of Central Virginia SCORE.  Let them share their objective advice and experience with you.  Please take a moment and watch the following overview of what SCORE can do for you.        Click Here


SCORE has more than 20 mentors representing years of experience in more than 50 industries. SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely and practical advice, helping you start or expand your business by opening new markets, reaching new customers, and achieving new goals. Our counseling services are strictly confidential and there is no charge.  Learn More and Sign Up

Prospective SCORE clients may be interested in how its services were used by small business owners and how SCORE mentors helped those businesses become successful.  Follow the stories of two SCORE clients by watching the following 60-second interviews:

"Success Story: Steve Allen" - Click Here

"Success Story: Youngsoon Martin" - Click Here

Throughout the year SCORE offers workshops and seminars to entrepreneurs to start or manage their businesses. The core workshop – Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – is a series of four workshops that takes the attendee from issues to consider before starting through the considerations necessary in managing their business. This series is offered multiple times throughout the year.

In addition to this core workshop series, special workshops and seminars are offered utilizing local business professionals such as legal and financial workshops, smart phone apps for your business, social media and more. The workshops are designed to be interactive with attendees and offer plenty of time for discussions. The workshops and seminars may have a nominal fee.

For an in depth description of the workshops, please Click Here

To register for the upcoming workshops, please Click Here.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.