By providing mentorship and sharing ethically sound business practices, SCORE's nationwide initiatives help entrepreneurs and small business owners at various stages in their professional lives.

SCORE partners make many of these small business initiatives possible. Their support and guidance allows us to offer a complete range of opportunities all across the country.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Having business plan is one thing; being ready to open is another. Deciding whether or not to launch your own small business takes the kind of knowledge, perspective and confidence you'll gain from SCORE's series of low-cost workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn more about Simple Steps for Starting Your Business.

Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

When you're busy with the day-to-day obligations of running a business, planning for the future can be a real challenge. SCORE's program of workshops and mentoring—beginning with a free business assessment—gives you the guidance and resources to make it easier. Learn more about Simple Steps for Growing Your Business.

America's Small Business Championship

Sam’s Club and SCORE have partnered on an exciting opportunity for small businesses– The American Small Business Championship. This initiative rewards 102 small businesses around the country for the sacrifices they have made to make their businesses successful. The Championship is open to small businesses throughout the U.S. and will lead to the selection of two champion businesses from each state and the District of Columbia. Champions win a $1,000 Sam's Club gift card, all-expense paid attendance at one of 5 regional trainings, SCORE mentoring for one year, and significant national publicity.  Learn more about America's Small Business Championship.