SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.
We aim to give every person the support they need to thrive as a small business owner.
Our core values provide the most ethical, unified approach to achieving our goals in a way that contributes to our greater cause.
At SCORE, we hold that:
The quality of their experience at SCORE is the truest measure of our success as an organization.
Small business drives our national economy through business formation, job creation, and wealth building.
We are proud to enable volunteers, stakeholders, and sponsors to give back to their communities.
And they are pivotal to the continued success of SCORE’s mission. SCORE volunteers donated more than 4.6 million service hours in 2021 to support their communities. In return, we aim to make their time at SCORE engaging and satisfying.
Diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, geography, and experience among SCORE volunteers, employees, board members, and clients enables SCORE to effectively execute its mission of helping all small business owners.
We listen with an open mind, encourage, and openly communicate with all people seeking business help from SCORE. Personal, long-term relationships – including those between mentors and business owners – drive small business success.
Volunteers' experience matters; their relevant knowledge, wisdom, and experience serve our clients through mentorship and education.
We believe that small business owners who are lifetime learners adapt to change more readily and are more successful. Volunteers as lifelong learners remain relevant and achieve personal satisfaction and growth.