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SCORE North Florida

SCORE North Florida started in Gainesville in Alachua County and surrounding 6 counties. In 2023 our Chapter (408)  expanded to include the panhandle,  now  27 counties all the way to Pensacola. We have three new branches:   the Tallahassee Branch, the Panama City Branch, and the Pensacola Branch.

We offer free mentoring to small businesses and startup companies. Our Mentors are highly successful and seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your small business goals. We want to see you succeed and are here to serve you for the life of your business.

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Your support helps ensure sustainability and increased opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Your tax-deductible donation helps us create new businesses and jobs in the U.S. today and for generations to come.

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SCHEDULE for 2024 - To Be Announced

SCORE Startup Engine Program (SEP)

In addition to our existing one-on-one mentoring and our group workshops, the
Startup Engine Program is being piloted as a THIRD method to serve SCORE clients; a group mentoring program.

You are invited!  Join us in a proven program of group mentoring called the 
“SCORE Startup Engine Program” (SEP).  In just eight weeks, it jumpstarts fundamental business acumen for entrepreneurs that don’t yet have a comprehensive business background. It is a GROUP mentoring program with one Mentor assisting 5-7 program attendees in a team growing a simulated (not real) startup company, then competing in a pitch contest.  All it takes is an hour of your time per week. 

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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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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
Best Interview Questions and the Psychology of WHY

You’ve put out the job ad, sifted through the resumes, called candidates, and scheduled interviews. In this workshop, we’ll review best practices for a great interview, you’ll walk away with a foundation to create an efficient and effective interview.

Should I Own a Small Business?

Maybe you’ve been considering opening a business of your own, but don’t know enough about it to make a “go no-go” decision and move forward. This free webinar is intended to provide you information on the pros and cons of owning a business.

Building Your Business Plan

Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance.

By Appointment Only
2153 SE Hawthorne Rd Suite 222, Gainesville, Fl 32641
(352) 251-3622

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