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Our chapter provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. We also offer a series of workshops (some are free of charge, and some require a modest fee) for both start-up entrepreneurs and in-business small business owners.

Our chapter also partners with Chambers and Educational institutions to provide a series of seminar programs on a wide variety of business-related topics.

SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed.  Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management, and business plan preparation.

Depending on what is convenient for you, our 30 SCORE counselors are available to meet with you via telephone, E-mail, or SKYPE if you cannot come to either Gainesville or Lake City.

 Florida counties we cover:

Alachua * Bradford * Columbia * Gilchrist * Levy

Dixie * Suwannee 

Our chapter is headquartered in Gainesville but we also have a branch to better serve you in Lake City/Suwannee Valley. If you live further south, you may want to check our sister Chapter at

Please note that counseling is by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor online by clicking here  Online registration is the preferred mode for registering for appointments.

Select a location convenient to you:

Gainesville Office - serving Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Dixie counties

101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 104, Gainesville, FL 32601 - Parking in back of Sun Center East.

352-375-8278 or email:
Counseling/Mentoring by appointment only please register at:

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Lake City / Suwannee Valley Office - including Columbia and Suwannee counties

1389 Highway 90 W, Suite 170 - also known as E Duval St., Lake City, FL 32025


386-752-2000 or email
Counseling/Mentoring by appointment only

Monthly Workshops 3rd Tuesday of every month.  
Columbia County Public Library, Main Branch, 308 NW Columbia Ave., Lake City, FL  32055 6:00 to 9:00 pm Please call or E-mail to register.



You can learn more about our volunteers and view their expertise by clicking here.

Find out the truth about GRANTS and other common questions at FAQ


1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170
(352) 251-3622

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