Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Charlotte to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

Our Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. We offer free and confidential mentoring along with low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools.

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What's happening in November?

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November 26th

Small Business Saturday

Last year SCORE helped clients start 25,084 new small business around the country! Which local small business will you support? Shop small business and make a big impact!

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November 29th

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities around the world. Help our small business community thrive by contributing to SCORE.

Donate Today

Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop or Webinar

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse Business Resources

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Upcoming Workshops

Live Event
Online

November 29, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

November 29, 2022, 5:45pm EST
Zoom meeting

Is Starting a Business Right for You? Start-up Basics: This is a FREE introductory workshop in partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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Live Event
Online

December 7, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

December 7, 2022, 5:45pm EST
Zoom meeting

Is Starting a Business Right for You? Start-up Basics: This is a FREE introductory workshop in partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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Live Event
Online

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps - Dec 8

December 8, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Zoom Webinar

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps. SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Public Library have partnered with the...

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Live Event
Online

December 21, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

December 21, 2022, 12:45pm EST
Zoom meeting

Is Starting a Business Right for You? Start-up Basics: This is a FREE introductory workshop in partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - Jan 10, 2023

January 10, 2023, 12:45pm EST

Is Starting a Business Right for You? Start-up Basics: This is a FREE introductory workshop.

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Live Event
Online

Business Model Canvas

January 10, 2023, 6:00pm EST
Virtual Webinar

Business Model Canvas Explained Use this tool to quickly and easily define and communicate a business idea.

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - Jan 26, 2023

January 26, 2023, 6:00pm EST

Is Starting a Business Right for You? Start-up Basics: This is a FREE introductory workshop.

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 Feb 7, 2023

February 7, 2023, 6:00pm EST
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - February 23, 2023

February 23, 2023, 12:45pm EST
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 March 7th, 2023

March 7, 2023, 12:45pm EST
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 March 23, 2023

March 23, 2023, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 April 27, 2023

April 27, 2023, 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023, 12:45pm EDT
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Online

Start-up Basics: This introductory workshop focuses on the basics of testing your business idea and identifying the key factors that influence start-up success. Start-up Basics...

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SCORE for All

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. 

Visit SCORE for All

 

2022 District Chapter of the Year Award

SCORE Charlotte earns District Chapter of the Year

SCORE Charlotte receives the 2022 District Chapter of the Year Award. This prestigious award recognizes the efforts of so many dedicated and hardworking volunteers that have devoted so much time into growing our presence in our community, serving our clients and supporting SCORE's mission and vision.

Grow with Google High Impact Partner Award

SCORE Charlotte is a High Impact Partner

The Grow with Google Partner Program provides free resources that community organizations can use to teach digital skills that can help people grow their careers and businesses. Partners receive, at no cost, program materials, training and a dedicated support team.

Help small businesses not just survive, but thrive.

Our amazing team of volunteer mentors has helped entrepreneurs navigate through all stages of their businesses, especially through difficult times. This is a great chance to give back to your community during these unprecedented challenges. Share your talents and expertise to help small businesses turn obstacles into opportunities for growth.

Become A Volunteer