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
In 2014, SCORE provided:
- 263,425 mentoring sessions to 148,800 clients
- 11,701 educational workshops in local communities to 227,613 clients
- LIVE webinars and online educational workshops to 98,963 attendees
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.
Of 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
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.