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SCORE Columbus OH
Free Business Mentoring in the Greater Central Ohio area

We provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person in Columbus OH. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

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Unlock the secrets to Amazon selling success with our free webinar series. Learn everything from setting up your seller account to advanced growth strategies, directly from Amazon experts. Perfect for new & existing sellers aiming to boost their business on Amazon. 

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April is National Volunteer Month

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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.

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Local Spotlight - National Volunteer and Financial Literacy Month (April 2024)



April is an exciting time both at SCORE and around the country - we have two very important things to celebrate: National Volunteer Month and Financial Literacy Month!

National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month

In April, we are celebrating our fabulous SCORE Columbus mentors, subject matter experts and chapter leaders who all give countless hours of their time to the benefit of others. Did you know that in FY23, 87 SCORE Columbus volunteers successfully supported 661 clients? Read on for more statistics on the awesome work our chapter is doing:

SCORE FY23 Metrics
SCORE Columbus

Clients

661

Mentoring Sessions

1,578

Volunteers

87

Clients/Volunteer

7.60

Sessions/Client

2.38

Sessions/Volunteer

18.14

We don’t mean to brag and we don’t mean to boast but those are some impressive numbers, are they not? Please join us in congratulating all of our volunteers on their continued success and the sizable impact they have on the small business community!

How can I get involved?

Consider volunteering as a mentor with SCORE Columbus if you are an experienced business professional or subject matter expert. Visit the Volunteer with SCORE page to learn more or Become a Mentor page to apply.

For other volunteer opportunities, check out the links below.

Volunteer Match - This website is a listing for a variety of local volunteer opportunities and is available in most major cities.

Experience Columbus - Experience Columbus has a volunteering platform to support major events happening in Columbus such as the Asian Festival, Arnold Sports Festival, Columbus Arts Festival and Columbus Food Truck Festival.

Financial Literacy Month

Not everyone loves finance and numbers but we can all agree that it is critically important - especially for small business owners and entrepreneurs who need to have the “numbers” of their business work for them! Read on for a few resources to help you take the next steps in your financial journey.

How can I learn more?

Small Business Finance Tips
Here are a few tips to get you started from the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, a not-for-profit organization that supports economic development through entrepreneurship.

5 Tips for Organizing Your Business Finances

SCORE Finance Resources
Below you can find numerous resources to help guide you whether you are just getting started or you want to further your expertise. If you are already working with a SCORE Columbus mentor, feel free to ask them about these resources as well.

Blog: Managing Your Money vs. Managing Your Business Finances
E-Guide: Finance Fundamentals: 6 Areas of Focus to Successfully Operate Your
Business Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

As always, thanks for reading and Happy Volunteer and Financial Literacy Month!
-SCORE Columbus

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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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Upcoming Events
April 16: Creating a Comprehensive Business Plan

Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship requires a solid roadmap, and nothing provides a clearer path than a well-crafted business plan. Join us for an informative workshop focused on the pivotal importance of having a detailed business plan.

2022 SCORE District Chapter of the Year badge

SCORE Columbus OH awarded Ohio District Chapter of the Year 2022

This award recognizes SCORE Columbus OH Chapter's leadership, dedication, and commitment to serving small businesses in our community. Our chapter’s innovation and business mentoring has led to this award.

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