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Small Business Success Starts Here

SCORE can help you start, grow or successfully exit a business. Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth. Enter your ZIP code to find a free SCORE business mentor today.

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Featured Success Story
SWT Fitness

“I knew I had a successful business concept because my female-only fitness gym was outgrowing my home’s basement.  SCORE helped me develop the roadmap I needed to follow to secure funding to expand my gym into a prime retail location..” - Sandra Vazquez

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Bob Whitcomb, SCORE Business Mentor
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Bob Whitcomb, SCORE Business Mentor

Harness the expertise of SCORE Mentor Bob Whitcomb, who has over fifteen years as a Controller and as the founder of a packing and shipping business. With a background in accounting, information systems, and leadership roles at firms like CSX and Arthur Young, John merges corporate proficiency with non-profit leadership. Bob helped SWT Fitness succeed. Collaborate with SCORE mentors like him to navigate your business journey, ensuring growth and success.

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Workshops and Events

Live Webinars

SCORE hosts free, LIVE webinars on small business tips and strategies. See the list of upcoming events.

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Local Workshops

Find low or no-cost business training in your community to help start or grow your small business.

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Recorded Webinars

Did you miss a live webinar? They are available to watch on-demand at your convenience.

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Online Courses

SCORE's on-demand courses allow you to learn about various small business topics at your own pace.

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Use These Free Templates & Resources to Reach Your Business Goals

Leverage these free templates and resources to propel your business toward success, while complementing your journey with the guidance of a SCORE Mentor, ensuring a well-rounded strategy for achieving your business goals. With the right tools and expert guidance, your business can thrive and reach new heights.

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9 Steps to Launching a Food Truck Business
Owning and operating a food truck business requires good financial and operational management skills. Review these steps for a successful launch before you hit the road with your idea.
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How to Identify Your Ideal Customers
Who do you think your target market is? The best way to identify your ideal customers is to create a profile—a buyer or customer persona—a fictional representation of them. The key is to be as specific as possible.
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10 Resources to Help Rural Entrepreneurs
There are many organizations, publications and courses that can help rural entrepreneurs face challenges and grow their businesses. See SCORE's list of 10 resources to help rural business owners succeed.
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12 Low or No-Cost Programs for Business Growth
Discover budget-friendly strategies and resources for small business growth and success. Get access to funding, expert advice, training, community and more.
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How to Successfully Open a Salon
AANHPI business owners are well-represented in the beauty and wellness industry. Download this eGuide to learn about the various types of salons, estimated costs and business licenses needed to successfully open one of your own.
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SCORE for All

SCORE for All is the bridge that makes the journey to success more direct and sure-footed for entrepreneurs who need more support.

Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download our easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management templates to help you plan for a new business or grow your existing business.

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The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

The Startup Roadmap outlines each step in starting a business with detailed information and resources. And with SCORE, you don’t have to do it alone.

Volunteer with SCORE

Every day, our mentors help small business owners start, grow and achieve new levels of success. These volunteers are our lifeblood and the reason for that success. Join SCORE Volunteers to be part of something greater than yourself.

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SCORE Mentors, Just a Click Away!

Need help now? Chat directly with one of our experienced mentors. Simply look for the LiveChat icon that appears on the bottom of every page.

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Featured LiveChat Success Story
Vivilicious Chocolates

"My sessions with Bob have also served as a great source of motivation and inspiration to continue striving for excellence in all aspects of my business. Words cannot express how grateful I am for SCORE, their amazing mentors and resources." - Viviane Gontijo, Vivilicious Chocolates

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Bob Janesak, SCORE Business Mentor
Featured LiveChat Mentor
Robert Janesak, SCORE Business Mentor

SCORE Rockland mentor Robert Janesak has been the essential ingredient in Vivalicious Chocolates' success story, providing invaluable guidance from LLC formation to sales strategies. Collaborate with SCORE mentors like him to navigate your business journey, ensuring growth and success.

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