Our Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. We offer free and confidential mentoring along with low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools.
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.
SCORE Charlotte Pitch for Growth
Applications are now closed
You’ll pitch your business and compete against other local entrepreneurs to win cash prizes and valuable business services. There will be three cash prizes awarded, $5000 First Place, Second and Third place Winners of Distinction will receive $2500 each. There will also be a Special People's Choice award.
The SCORE Charlotte Pitch for Growth 2023 represents a great opportunity to gain visibility for your business, network with local resources, mentors and advisors, and other small business owners in your community. Come and meet local bankers, investors, marketing experts and others who can provide valuable feedback!
Introduction to Recordkeeping is a hands-on workshop to teach business owners how to keep track of income (receipts) and expenses (disbursements) using a straightforward MS Excel spreadsheet approach.
Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success.
Start-up Basics provides you with an overview of the skills and tools you need when deciding to start a business.
In this session, you learn about: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.
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!
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.