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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
Pretty Pokets

"SCORE has amazing mentors with expertise in every possible field of business. SCORE mentors have been there for me every step of the way since the beginning of my start-up days." - Madhavi (Madhu) Challa

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Featured Mentors
Coco Zhong

Leverage the insight of SCORE Mentor Coco Zhong, whose expertise spans international business and cross-cultural communication. With a strong foundation in banking, finance, and entrepreneurship, Coco applies her real-world experience and MBA knowledge to mentor up-and-coming entrepreneurs. As a co-founder of a successful startup, she offers invaluable advice for navigating the complexities of business growth. Partner with mentors like Coco at SCORE to steer your venture toward success.

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March 3 Deadline: PPP and EIDL Loans Hardship Relief Ending

Avoid default, apply for forgiveness and secure hardship plans.

The SBA's 60-day grace period for PPP and COVID EIDL loan defaulters ends March 3, 2024. Act now to apply for loan forgiveness or hardship plans, avoid severe penalties and safeguard your business's credit and future financial support.

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Join us for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

April 30 - May 1, 2024

Join our free, two-day virtual summit featuring access to federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses in the face of any challenge.

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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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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.

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Loans, Grants and Other Funding Options for Women-Owned Businesses
In this webinar, you'll learn about the different loans, grants and other funding options available to women entrepreneurs.
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14 Tips to Start a Small Business for Women Entrepreneurs
Start off your entrepreneurial journey on the right foot with these 14 tips for aspiring women entrepreneurs.
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33 Networking Groups for Women Business Owners

If like many successful women leaders, you’re excited to grow your network, but aren’t sure where to get started, check out these networking resources.

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How Women Entrepreneurs are Overcoming Financial Challenges
Women business owners face the same daily challenges all entrepreneurs face but, they face additional challenges as well.
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Increase Your Sales by Attracting Your Target Market
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to determine your target market and structure your business to attract your ideal customer.
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Sales Forecast (12 months)
The sales forecast is the key to the whole financial plan, so it is important to use realistic estimates. Download SCORE's Sales Forecast template.
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Business Plan 101: Sales & Marketing
The sales and marketing section of your business plan describes how you intend to sell your product. Learn what you should include in this section.
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.

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

 

In honor of Women's History Month, SCORE is proud to reinforce its commitment to empowering female entrepreneurs. Recognizing the distinct hurdles faced by women in the business world, SCORE is determined to close the gender gap in entrepreneurship. With a dedication to actionable support and offering vital resources, SCORE's Women Entrepreneurs resource hub is specifically designed to assist and navigate you from the initial stages to success. Join us in this empowering journey of growth and accomplishment.

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Get Business Advice Now. Chat live with a Mentor.

Have a quick business question and need it right away? You can use our online chat to connect 1:1 with a mentor. Simply click on the chat bubble that appears on the bottom of every page. Chat mentors are available:

Mon & Wed 9 am - 5 pm ET. 

Tues & Thurs 2 - 5 pm ET.

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Featured LiveChat Mentoring 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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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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