For the Life of Your Business
SCORE Central Virginia is a group of more than 25 experienced business professionals who provide guidance to those desiring to start up a new small business or to assist existing small businesses in improving their profitability.
Our volunteers are successful real-world business professionals who volunteer thousands of hours to help existing and startup businesses succeed. Our volunteers are experts with experience in areas such as; accounting, finance, human resources, consulting, import/export, law, operations, production, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, sales, marketing, management, business plan preparation, strategic planning, and many other business disciplines.
- Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across many industries
- Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
- Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online
- Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)
SCORE Central Virginia serves the cities of Charlottesville and Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Stafford and Spotsylvania and provides mentoring for those interested in starting a business or those seeking to advance or improve an existing business. A national, non-profit volunteer organization and a resource partner with the U. S. Small Business Administration, SCORE’s mission is to help existing businesses and start-ups by providing objective advice at no charge.
In providing confidential, one-on-one mentoring, SCORE mentors have the expertise to give sound advice that will be helpful, timely and relevant in an effort to help new or aspiring entrepreneurs formulate strategies for success.
Also available are the services of outside professionals, such as lawyers and accountants, who have volunteered to provide an initial consultation to SCORE clients on a pro bono basis. In 2022, the Central Virginia SCORE chapter provided over 1000 mentoring sessions to 480 clients. All mentoring sessions are private, confidential, and free.