Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

We’re here to help you get your business started and growing. Get free mentoring with one of our experienced business mentors and expand your skills with free and low cost workshops and webinars. Write a professional business plan using our templates and resources. 

Connect with SCORE Central Virginia

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Rural small businesses dominate over businesses with 500 employees or more at 42% of the job share market within their population area. Small businesses in rural areas declined by 33% over ten years; the rural populations have also been on a downhill trend.

With SCORE resources and free mentoring services at your fingertips, we can help you overcome any business challenge along the way. We offer personal, expert mentorship to small business owners in rural communities and provide free business training, both in-person and virtually.

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Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Quick Resources

Local resources to get you started on your way to business success in Central Virginia. View more resources.

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Local Professional Services

Local professional services from SCORE Central Virginia. On this page you will find local resources for accounting, bankers, food processing, legal assistance, website development... Read more

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SCORE Central VA Resources

We maintain a library of business information at our chapter office. We also maintain a list of links that our clients find informative for their business needs. Read more

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Starting a Business in Charlottesville

Steps to starting a business in Charlottesville and local resources that will make the process more simple. Read more

Volunteer with SCORE Central VA

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever.

We'd love to talk to you about mentoring volunteer opportunities with our SCORE chapter. We help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?  LEARN MORE >>

 

SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

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