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SCORE Nashville
Serving 30 counties in middle Tennessee

No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, our SCORE mentors are ready to assist. 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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July 28, 2023, 8:00am CDT
2nd Annual Powerhouse Panel & Pitches Event

Challenge yourself to pitch your business in the second annual Powerhouse Panels and Pitches, Nashville’s premier women’s pitch competition. If you are a woman in business in Tennessee this is your chance join SCORE Nashville and the WBEC (Women’s Business Enterprise Council) for this FREE opportunity to pitch your company and win $5,000!

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Join SCORE Nashville for this Nonprofit-focused Series!
Nonprofit Series

Learn the ins and outs of owning your own nonprofit. Cheryl Smith, CEO of Dewlyn Nonprofit Services, will guide you through this informative 3-part series.

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Fueled by an Empathetic & Tenacious Spirit

Karen Foley's Triumph with the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition


A 2019 DEI study examined the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community face worldwide despite recent advances in legal and cultural progress. The results reflected the dilemma that Karen Foley was facing as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Lancaster. There was a vacuum with a critical need to fill, and Karen was ready to make a move to bridge that gap. One of the first steps that Karen took in this process was to reach out to SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon to request the assistance of a SCORE mentor.

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Upcoming Events
Introduction to Pitching Your Business

Everyone needs a business pitch as an informal introduction or a part of a funding presentation. Learn the parts of an effective pitch and why each is important.

Creating a 90-second Business Pitch

Learn how to build a 90-second elevator pitch and hone your skills with sound bites that quickly describe the most exciting information about your business.

Build Your Business Model, Plan and Strategy (June)

In this ONLINE workshop, learn how to visualize your business and its interrelationships on a single canvas using Business Modeling. Your Business Model can be used to generate an investor pitch, as a preliminary step to developing your Business Plan.

Am I ready to start a business?

Have you been wondering when to start a business or how to even start? Look no further! Check out this video from SCORE Nashville, an on-demand session designed for those considering starting their first business. Topics include:

  • Common motivations for starting a business.
  • An entrepreneurial self-evaluation.
  • The importance of matching your idea to customer needs and wants.
  • Financial and other resources needed for success.
  • Other business considerations.

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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. 

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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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