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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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Are You Loan Ready?

This workshop will help you understand some key aspects that you need to know and have ready to discuss with a bank loan officer or anyone that you approach for funding.


National Business Plan Month

SCORE invites you to get a head start on your New Year's resolution and kickstart your small business journey this month. Now is a great time to start your business plan or revise any plans you already have!

Access our invaluable Startup Roadmap and explore our Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery for expert guidance. Let's turn your vision into a solid plan for success!

Start Your Business Plan Now!
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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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