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SCORE Mentor Ed Coleman with 2 small business owners
Our Impact: Making A Difference
With SCORE, Small Businesses Achieve Big Success

Starting and growing a small business can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone.  SCORE mentors are volunteers, meaning they give their time freely to help business owners like you thrive. They are committed to the success of your business.

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Our impact on the local community

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SCORE helps a diverse range of American Small Business and Entrepreneurs.

SCORE is proud to serve a diverse group of small business clients from across a wide array of backgrounds and industries. Our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility allows us to reach new communities and provide valuable expertise and educational services to anyone looking to start or grow a business.

64% of SCORE's client base were women
46% of SCORE's client base were minorities
9% of SCORE's client base were veterans
Since SCORE was founded in 1964, we have educated more than 11 million established and aspiring entrepreneurs.

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with 10,000 volunteers serving all 50 U.S. states and territories. Since its founding in 1964 as a resource partner for the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE has helped more than 11 million current and aspiring entrepreneurs start, grow, or troubleshoot a business through mentoring, resources, and training. In 2022 alone, SCORE volunteers helped create 30,453 new small businesses and add 112,570 total jobs to the American economy.

Prospective entrepreneurs with a mentor are five times more likely to start a business – and small business clients who receive 3+ hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased business growth.

SCORE makes a monumental impact on the US small business community. 

Download the 2022 Economic Impact Handout to learn more about how we help small businesses.

Keera Belviy, CEO Vital Wetsuits in water holding a surfboard
Vital Wetsuits Success Story
Increase your chances for success with SCORE.

"My mentor, Rick was the perfect SCORE mentor for my business. Rick was able to help me come up with a comprehensive business plan in a way that was not overwhelming but instead flowed like a conversation. He also helped me with communicating overseas and how to address complex foreign logistics. Having his insightfulness & well-versed nature and SCORE's free webinars were the impetus for our success." -Keera Belviy, CEO of Vital Wetsuits

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Business success through mentorship.

Unveiled Bridal Studio Success Story

"Mentorship can really come full circle and take you to the next level - not only with your business but also on a personal level as well...So very grateful for the opportunity to work one-on-one with [my mentor] Pat Wente and the SCORE family during my start-up process. Having continuous support from Pat for my first eight months in business has reassured me that mentorship is a necessity for all new business owners. She is my fairy godmother for all things business!" - Veatrice Conley, Owner, Unveiled Bridal Studio LLC

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