Please join us for this FREE Virtual Workshop presented by a certified SCORE mentor. We will cover all the important aspects you need to consider when planning to start a business. We will guide you through the process to help you decide if you're ready.
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.
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.
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.
Unlock the secrets to small business success and learn from the experts with our collection of recorded webinars- watch now.
Are you overwhelmed by all the choices for marketing your business? Not sure where your time and money would be well spent? Are you just following what everyone else is doing and hope it works for you too? If this is you...then it sounds like you may need a marketing plan! Without a plan in place, you could potentially waste thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours trying to grow your business.
This workshop will help you understand some key things that you need to know and have ready to discuss with a bank loan officer or anyone you approach for funding.
National Black History Month
National Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans. Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution. We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge so that you can succeed.
Be sure to check out the Black Entrepreneurs Hub for content and webinars created especially for Black business owners and SCORE success stories of thriving Black-owned businesses like Cohen Brand Management!
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.
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.