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SCORE for Rural Entrepreneurs

Rural small businesses dominate over businesses with 500 employees or more at 42% of the job share market within their population area. With the population declining in rural areas, rural small businesses struggle to hire employees, grow, and maintain their customer numbers

Shelby Edward Meyer of Superior Screening Services Inc.
SCORE is dedicated to helping Rural entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.

With SCORE resources and free mentoring services at your fingertips, we can help you overcome any business challenge along the way. We offer personal, expert mentorship to small business owners in rural communities and provide free business training, both in-person and virtually. We also offer informative business resources that focus on helping you grow your business while maintaining your rural roots.

"Our Mentor is hands down a class act. He has shared several ideas, thoughts, and advice that has helped shape this company into what it is."

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

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SCORE Volunteer Mentor
Hugh J MacMaster

"I've been mentoring clients for 13 years and it's always an honor to help individuals with a true entrepreneurial spirit reach their dream of owning a small business. Working with these clients is the exactly why I joined SCORE."

Rural 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 rural 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!

Resources for Rural Entrepreneurs

Check out resources created especially for rural business owners.

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SCORE Volunteer Mentor
Kurt Hulliger

"Rural entrepreneurs have a longer-term outlook, influenced by the weather and the growth cycles of crops and animals. They are entrusted with improving the land to guarantee healthful products for their customers. I enjoy working over years with my clients and develop friendships that last."

Get involved and 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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