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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
Health Sitter Solutions LLC

"SCORE was recommended by a colleague who experienced the vast amount of resources offered by industry-experienced mentors at no cost to his company.  It's almost like having a board of advisors from day one of your business." - Christopher Gauthier

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Featured Mentors
Jim Madormo and Deborah Newkerk

"Jim's background as an accountant and a business owner was essential to revamping our business plan and improving our communication with investors and banks. He introduced us to  SCORE mentor  Deborah Newkerk, who worked with us to give our client presentation a well-deserved upgrade and clear message. 

Don't hesitate to reach out for a SCORE mentor!" -Christopher Gauthier

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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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SCORE Resources for Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE has built a comprehensive collection of educational materials to address the specific challenges that Black business owners face in today’s world.

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How to Use AI to Streamline Your Marketing
In this webinar, our expert presenter will walk you through how to use AI to automate processes and create marketing content.
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Learn the SEO Basics and Boost Your Website Traffic
It’s time to learn the SEO basics and boost your website traffic. Join our webinar, where our expert presenter will guide you through the fundamentals of SEO marketing.
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Cybersecurity for SMBs
From the democratization of artificial intelligence (AI) to large-scale data leaks, there was no shortage of news in the worlds of technology and cybersecurity throughout the first quarter of 2023. Read on for Trend Micro’s summary and to learn what businesses can do to protect themselves and their employees.
The Importance of an IT Strategy for Small Businesses
Learn what is an IT strategy and why your small business needs one connected with your business strategy.
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7 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Risk
It’s important to protect your small business from risk. Business insurance is a great start; see these seven ways to shield your new or growing business.
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Securing Your Small Business
While digital transformation offers many benefits, it also comes with many challenges. For instance, investing in technology also increases cybersecurity risks. AI and machine learning have been known to potentially increase the attack surface for hackers, while big data and the cloud hold lots of information, which can pose a considerable risk in the wrong hands.
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 Black Entrepreneurs

In celebration of Black History Month, SCORE reaffirms its dedication to empowering Black entrepreneurs. Understanding the unique challenges faced by Black small business owners, SCORE is actively working to bridge the opportunity gap. With a commitment to action and providing essential tools, SCORE's Black Entrepreneurs resource hub is tailored to support and guide you from start to success. Join us in this journey of growth and achievement. 

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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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