North Central Florida
Our chapter provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. We also offers a series of workshops (some are free of charge, and some require a modest fee) for both start-up entrepreneurs and in-business small business owners.
Our chapter also partners with Chambers and Educational institutions to provide a series of seminar programs on a wide variety of business related topics.
SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation.
Depending on what is convenient for you, our 30 SCORE counselors are available to meet with you at several locations across the following Florida counties:
Alachua * Bradford * Columbia * Gilchrist * Levy
Dixie * Suwannee
Our chapter is headquartered in Gainesville but we also have a branch to better serve you in Lake City/Suwannee Valley. If you live further south, you may want to check our sister Chapter at thevillagesocala.score.org.
Please note that counseling is by appointment only.
There are 3 ways to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor:
by phone at:
online by clicking here Online registration is the preferred mode for registering for appointments.
Select a location convenient to you:
Gainesville Office - serving Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie counties
101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 104, Gainesville, FL 32601 - Parking in back of Sun Center East.
Lake City / Suwannee Valley Office - including Columbia and Suwannee counties
1389 Highway 90 W, Suite 170 - also known as E Duval St., Lake City, FL 32025
You can learn more about our volunteers and view their expertise by clicking here.
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