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Our Chapter

South East Indiana SCORE...Columbus, Indiana

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Thanks to this generous support from the SBA and because of the selfless contributions of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, we can deliver most of our offerings at no cost.

The South East Indiana SCORE Chapter, located at the Chamber of Commerce office in Columbus was founded in 1977 to help small businesses start and grow in the southeast Indiana area. We offer free, confidential business advice to both existing and new business start-ups.  

Our Chapter is consists of more than 20 qualified counselors with a wealth of experience from a wide range of business and management backgrounds, who offer our counseling services and educational products at no charge to the public.

We are dedicated to providing you with convenient scheduling, tailored to your unique needs, in face-to-face counseling sessions wherein we answer your questions and help you develop or improve a plan for your business success.  You may sign up for your free, confidential session by choosing one of the below options:

  1. Visit our office at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, 500 Franklin St, Columbus, Indiana: across from the Visitor's Center... OR... Career Resource Center, 246 E. Main St, if in Nashville, Indiana, 
  2. Call 812-379-4457 (812-988-5880 if in Nashville) or
  3. Select the "Request A Meeting" link on our Home Page, and briefly describe your needs.  You will also find a wide range of free on-line business-related webinars and related resources at our Chapter website.

We invite you to return as often as you like until you are well on your way to business success.  In addition, we may ask for your feedback after our sessions to help us continually improve future service to you and others.

Periodic free or low-cost workshops are also offered at local locations on a variety of business topics to help our clients plan and improve performance.  By signing up for our Free Monthly Newsletter, you will be conveniently informed about these events as well as learning about numerous online workshops about contemporary and traditional business related topics.

So live your dream. You don't have to go it alone. Whether you are in the planning stages, or are ready to go to the next level, we're here to help you with free mentoring and low-cost training.


1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170
(812) 379-4457

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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