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National District Chapter of the Year Award
SCORE Cleveland
Serving Northeast Ohio - Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Geauga, Ashtabula, Huron, Erie, Trumbull Counties

SCORE Cleveland Named 2022 National Chapter of the Year! Our mentors are highly successful and seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your business goals.

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2024 SCORE Ohio District Chapter of the Year!

SCORE Cleveland is honored to receive the 2024 SCORE District Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance in the Ohio District. This award shows that we are more dedicated than ever to helping our clients succeed, and we look forward to continuing to serve our local community.

2024 SCORE Ohio District Chapter of the Year
JULY IS

Rural Entrepreneurs Month


Rural Entrepreneurship Month celebrates the achievements of America's rural business owners. Rural entrepreneurs and their communities have faced unique challenges over the years, from limited access to resources to geographic isolation. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution for these resilient business owners. We're here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge so that you can succeed in your rural enterprise.

Be sure to check out the Rural Entrepreneurs Hub for content and webinars created especially for rural business owners and SCORE success stories of thriving rural businesses like 4 Hill Farms!

Visit the Rural Entrepreneurs Resource Hub
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Plan and Start

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Simple Steps-Start Up Basics: Series 1

Simple steps is a 5-part series that will lead you through the steps required to start a business.

In this first session, you will learn the following topics: 

  • Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Know Your Options
  • Components of Business Ownership
  • Making It Legal
  • Funding and Cash Management
  • Business Plan Basics

Strategies to Improve Cash Flow

Cash flow is the life blood of business as it supports operations and future growth. Therefore, periodically assessing your cash flow strategy is important to the ongoing health and success of the business.

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How to Start a Child Care Business in Northeast Ohio

Starting a child care business can lead to a rewarding career helping parents and young children. Availability of and equitable access to quality child care and early learning is essential to the wellbeing and economic stability of families and communities.

Empezando un negocio?
Guía de recursos para Start-Ups en el Noreste de Ohio

Quiere establecer su propio negocio pero no sabe cómo?  Estados Unidos está categorizado en el puesto 6 del ranking del Banco Mundial de países que ofrecen la mayor cantidad de facilidades para empezar un negocio. (https://espanol.doingbusiness.org/es/rankings)   Entendemos su frustración!.... Cleveland SCORE está su servicio y listo para ayudar. 

Leveraging HR to Grow Your Ohio Small Business

You’ve built a successful business, but are burning 80 hours a week running it. You want to take it to the next level but know you need to build a team to help you grow even more. Scary thought? Trying to figure out the HR items you need to hire an employee can seem like you are trying to navigate your way through a bowl of spaghetti! So where do you start?

Make a Mark with an Innovative Business Name
Make a Mark in Your Niche With an Innovative Business Name in 2023

The idea of success is still a mystery to many entrepreneurs. They think that their company's success is completely influenced by how wonderful their products or services are, how innovative their software is, or how well they follow every business guru's advice to the letter. Sometimes they miss the most important piece of the puzzle, the business name!

A company's success is mostly decided by the power of its brand. This is why Tesla grows while Nikola deteriorates and why Amazon has become the biggest online retailer for all of our purchasing needs.

Giving your business a memorable

Manage and Grow

Strategies for Hiring & Employee Retention
One of the common issues for today’s small business owner is finding and retaining employees. This article explores some possible solutions and strategies that can be utilized.
Employee Retention Credits for Nonprofits

Even if you received a PPP loan, you may be eligible for Employee Retention Credits (ERC). A qualified CPA will be able to evaluate your business and determine if you are able to apply. If you have not done so, be sure to find out, as the potential income may help your business survive.

Strategies to Improve Cash Flow

Cash flow is the life blood of business as it supports operations and future growth. Therefore, periodically assessing your cash flow strategy is important to the ongoing health and success of the business.

Understanding the Benefits & Risks of Outsourcing

Outsourcing can provide small business with opportunities to reduce cost, focus on core competencies, save time, and/or reduce training needs. It is an opportunity to gain expertise in specialized fields such as technology, human resources, and payroll to name a few. Along with the benefits there are risks.

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Shipping Strategies to Contain Costs

Shipping costs have increased over the past year thus impacting small business expenses and bottom line. Reviewing shipping strategies annually is a good practice and should include all aspects of shipping: packaging materials, time spent on packaging, postage or freight costs, and money lost on damaged, missing or returned shipments.

Leveraging HR to Grow Your Ohio Small Business

You’ve built a successful business, but are burning 80 hours a week running it. You want to take it to the next level but know you need to build a team to help you grow even more. Scary thought? Trying to figure out the HR items you need to hire an employee can seem like you are trying to navigate your way through a bowl of spaghetti! So where do you start?

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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. 

Visit SCORE for All

Become a Volunteer

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. 

Become a Volunteer

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