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SCORE Austin
Serving Small Businesses from Waco to San Marcos!

SCORE Austin Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve success.

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Writing a Winning Business Plan

A business plan is a tool for thinking more clearly about your business idea. It helps you stay organized and on track, gain a better understanding of your market, confirm that your financial model is realistic, and create a long-term vision and strategy.

Vanessa Roy (left) and Evelyn Shields (right)
Featured SCORE Austin Success Story
Pawsitively Successful: How Austin Cat Sitters Grew from a Side Hustle to a Thriving Business with SCORE's Help

Evelyn Shields and Vanessa Roy started a small cat-sitting service in Austin, Texas, after struggling to find someone to care for their ill cat while traveling. As their business grew, they turned to SCORE for help and were matched with mentor Jim Grimsley. With Jim's guidance, they developed a business plan, operational systems, and transitioned from independent contractors to staff. Austin Cat Sitters now conducts an average of 100 cat visits per day and employs more than 20 cat sitters. SCORE's support has been crucial to their success, and they continue to work with their mentor as they set their sights on future growth. Find your mentor today.

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JULY IS

Rural Entrepreneurs Month


Rural Entrepreneurship Month celebrates the achievements of America's rural business owners. Rural entrepreneurs and their communities have faced unique challenges over the years, from limited access to resources to geographic isolation. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution for these resilient business owners. We're here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge so that you can succeed in your rural enterprise.

Be sure to check out the Rural Entrepreneurs Hub for content and webinars created especially for rural business owners and SCORE success stories of thriving rural businesses like 4 Hill Farms!

Visit the Rural Entrepreneurs Resource Hub
Jim Mansfield and Wife, 4 Hill Farms
Portrait Of Two Female Co-owners Working In Clothing And Gift Store.
SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices, and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

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Impact Your Community

Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs. We're looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates. 

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