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Resources for Black Entrepreneurs

Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution. We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge so that you can succeed.

Stevenson Demorcy
Stevenson Democry, CEO of STEAMed Drones
We spoke with our clients to fully understand the challenges facing Black small business owners today.

Before most Black entrepreneurs even open their doors, they face a range of obstacles, from a lack of capital to difficulty accessing government programs—not to mention encountering bias and racism along the way.

Stevenson shares "It's amazing to get two or three SCORE Mentors to help you navigate these things so you can grow your business."

Read about Stevenson's Success
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SCORE business mentors can help you start, grow, or transition your business. Enter your zip code to get matched with a business expert near you!

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SCORE Volunteer Mentor
Kat Shepherd

"As a SCORE Volunteer, I know that we help our clients and immediately make a positive impact within our community.  I personally enjoy connecting with clients and helping them come up with solutions and resources that help to complete their goals.  When we help a business, we impact clients' ability to grow, stay in business, take care of their families, and possibly hire other people in the community.  I am proud to be part of this national organization of professionals."

Black Entrepreneurs Who Turned to SCORE as a Partner in Their Success

With SCORE by your side, you don't have to go it alone. SCORE has helped countless Black entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. See how SCORE has helped some of the small business owners start and grow their small businesses. Yours could be the next success story!

Ursula Augustine
Small Business Journey

"There’s not enough ink in my pen to write about everything that’s great about my mentor, Mr. Mark Maguire. What makes him an exceptional mentor are the qualities he possesses naturally: his willingness to share his genius, skills, knowledge, and expertise - at a level that’s not condescending or confusing -  in a concise manner that makes it easy to understand."

Check Out Her Journey
Resources for Black Entrepreneurs

Not sure where to begin? Check out these articles and resources for Black entrepreneurs.

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SCORE Volunteer Mentor
Justyn Pippins

"To be a great leader you first have to be a great follower.  I love how my clients react when they figure out they are not alone in entrepreneurship.  We are building an ecosystem so that all SCORE clients can be successful."

Volunteer with SCORE

Support small businesses in your community. SCORE is 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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