SCORE’s mission is to foster small business growth through free mentoring and education. In 2014, our 11,000 volunteers and 300 chapters served over 1,000 communities. Our generous volunteers contributed more than 1.2 million hours toward helping small businesses. 

Every year, we measure our impact on America’s economy by surveying our clients. Total client revenue, business creation, and job creation numbers were calculated, and we are proud to share the results.

Making a Difference

SCORE Impact Statistic - volunteeringIn 2014, SCORE provided:

Through these services, we helped:

  • start 56,079 new businesses
  • create 47,187 jobs
  • 107,201 SCORE clients increase revenue

Based on current funding levels, our cost to help create one business is approximately $125 and our cost to help create one job is $148. We aim to increase the number of business starts and job growth year after year.

For Every Entrepreneur

SCORE believes in the strength of diversity—diversity in clients, volunteers, staff and board. We believe every person in every community should have the support to thrive as a small business owner.

SCORE Impact Statistic - mentoringOf SCORE’s 2014 clients:

  • 56% were women
  • 39% were minorities
  • 13% were veterans

We advise clients at all points of the business lifecycle:

  • 33% of clients were considering starting a business
  • 30% were in the process of starting a business
  • 37% were already in business

Learn more about SCORE’s impact in 2014. Get free advice for your business by connecting with a SCORE mentor and participating in online and local workshops. Here’s to a successful 2015!

Research methodology for this survey:
The SCORE Foundation engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct research into the economic impact of small business mentoring that SCORE’s 11,000 volunteers had on the US Economy in 2014. PricewaterhouseCoopers conducted a census survey of all SCORE mentoring clients and 15,703 responded via telephone and web. Total client revenue, business creation, and job creation numbers were calculated via straight line extrapolation from the survey respondents to the total number of 2014 SCORE clients. This survey was made possible thanks to the generous support of Constant Contact.

About the Author(s)

Bridget Weston Pollack

Bridget Weston Pollack is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the SCORE Association.

Vice President of Marketing & Communications, SCORE
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