Your Success is Our Goal

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. 

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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 Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE celebrates Women in History month now and all year long.

SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success.  Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free business mentors. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners in their own right, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

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Find Your Mentor Today

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 or Webinar

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 Business Resources

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.

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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
SCORE for Veterans

Veteran business owners play a significant role in the US economy.

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide! SCORE  has compiled resources that will help veterans start or grow their businesses.

Resources for Hispanic owned business owners & entrepreneurs

Hispanic entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group of business owners in the U.S. 

With the advice of SCORE mentors and Hispanic business leaders we have collected educational content, and online workshops to give you all the assistance you need to reach your goals. Remember, a helping hand is just a click away.

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Right now, Black entrepreneurs are facing unique barriers to business success.

At SCORE, we’re working to change that by removing those obstacles and providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. That’s why we created SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs: to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

Share Your Expertise

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They 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?

Become a SCORE Volunteer