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SCORE Charleston SC
District in South Carolina: Serving Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Willamsburg Counties + nearby towns

SCORE Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs & professionals who volunteer their experience & knowledge to help small business professionals start & grow businesses. We offer free, confidential business advice, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous business templates & tools.

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Healthy Roots MD wins top award in SCORE-Charleston’s Minority and Women’s Start-up Business Pitch Finals!

On Wednesday evening, April 19, 2023, five local start-up business owners made pitch presentations to a review panel to compete for awards. This marked the culmination of a program where women owned and/or minority owned start-up businesses in the Charleston region could apply for the chance to pitch their business. Each finalist had 20 minutes to pitch their business to the review panel. The review panel then conferred and ranked the finalists for their awards. The awards were announced by John Misner, a certified mentor with SCORE – Charleston. 

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Client Spotlight: Catherine Toombs

It Takes a Village Daycare

Catherine Toombs is the Owner and Director of It Takes a Village Daycare. Learn about her startup and how SCORE Charleston SC mentors helped Catherine apply for funding in order to get her new business off the ground.

Upcoming Local Events

Unlock the secrets to small business success and learn from the experts with our collection of recorded webinars- watch now.

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Establishing A Non-Profit

Learn what you need to do to get your NPO off the ground. This workshop is for anyone looking to start a non-profit and is committed to providing a community service.

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Grants 101

Applying for Grants 101: Gain insights into the fundamentals of grant applications,
including where to find opportunities, key components, and strategies for successful

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Concepts of Project Management

Learn the fundamentals of project management from an expert who has managed many projects to their successful implementation.

April is National Volunteer Month

Owners of White Bison Native Art and SCORE Mentors

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Become a SCORE Mentor

As we celebrate our amazing volunteers this month, it is also an ideal time to think about how you can give back. If you’d like to become a SCORE mentor, we’d love to have you. Learn more about becoming a mentor at SCORE.

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National Small Business Week Virtual Summit April 30 to May 1, 2024

National Small Business Week

Attend the Free Virtual Summit

On April 30 – May 1, 2024, the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE will host the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit. This event will feature a range of educational webinars, exhibition booths, business resources, networking opportunities, and professional guidance from SCORE mentors.

Learn More and Register
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SCORE for All

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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