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SCORE Philadelphia
Diamond Award Chapter 2020

We help with turning the dream of owning your own business or growing your existing business into a reality.

Get Free Business Advice. Find Your Mentor! Workshop Calendar Become a Volunteer

Why Didn't I Do This Sooner?

My name is Jack Wilson, and I'm with the Philadelphia Chapter of SCORE where I serve as a Volunteer Mentor. Our mission is to educate and empower individuals to start businesses, and grow businesses. I always feel good about myself, and local business owners, when I can share something that helps them and gets them closer to realizing their dream of business ownership. I sometimes scratch my head and think, why didn't I do this sooner!

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with SCORE!

Over the past decade, Hispanic-owned small businesses have made a significant impact, boasting a 34% growth rate and contributing a remarkable $500 billion to the U.S. economy. Yet, amidst this impressive growth, Hispanic business owners face genuine challenges.

But you don't have to navigate these challenges alone. SCORE is here to support you. We've been instrumental in helping countless Hispanic entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. Just ask Sandra Vazquez, Owner & Operator of SWT Fitness, who said, "SCORE helped me develop the roadmap I needed to secure funding and expand my gym into a prime retail location."

Discover how SCORE has empowered small business owners like Sandra to start and grow their enterprises. Your business could be the next success story we celebrate!

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Sandra Vazquez and her team in SWT Fitness
Upcoming Events
Legal Q&A - 09/29/23

You've got questions? We've got answers!

Join our SCORE Philadelphia legal mentor in a "free-form" workshop - you provide the legal questions, he'll provide the answers.

Fundamentals of Marketing - 10/02/23

An overview of the fundamentals of marketing - developing a marketing plan, identifying your target market, implementing your plan, and turning prospects into sales.

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SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

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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Champions of Diversity

Mary Livingston, SCORE Philadelphia chapter co-chair, joins host Jack Wilson of The J3 Collaboration Project about to discuss the important topic of support and education for individuals interesting in starting their own business. They explore the ways that SCORE fosters and aids the growth of small businesses through mentorship, workshops and the hardworking professionals who volunteer their time.

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Mary Livingston's Interview with WURD Radio

Tanya Pendleton, host of WURD Radio's "Reality Check", speaks with Mary Livingston SCORE Philadelphia’s long-time Chapter Chair. In her volunteer experience with SCORE, she has also served as Co-Chair and Chair of the Volunteer Engagement Committe

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Mary Livingston Interview with WURD
105 N 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 231-9880

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