During National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration is proud to recognize SCORE for its 50th anniversary in providing volunteer counseling and mentoring to the nation’s entrepreneurs.

SCORE has served more than 10 million entrepreneurs since 1964, providing mentoring, counseling, and coaching sessions for entrepreneurs and small business owners in its 50-year history.


It has a network of 320 chapter locations and 11,000 volunteer mentors dispersed throughout the country.

“Congratulations to SCORE for 50 years of success and service to our nation’s small business community,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

“Thanks to SCORE, the small business community is able to reach so many entrepreneurs and small business owners to make sure they have the tools and resources they need to succeed. 

“Working together, SCORE, our other resource partners, and SBA are able to reach so many small businesses and help foster an environment where the spirit of entrepreneurship thrives.”

SCORE volunteers are trained to serve as counselors, advisors, and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners, and their services are offered at no cost.