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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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 

SCORE is committed to helping AAPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. To help aspiring Asian American and Pacific Islander small business owners achieve their goals, SCORE offers FREE mentoring, tools and resources in our hub for AAPI Entrepreneurs.

Visit SCORE for AAPI Entrepreneurs

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
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May 24, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

May 24, 2022, 12:45pm EDT
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

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

June 7, 2022, 12:45pm EDT
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

Make Your Website Work For You - Grow With Google - June 9

June 9, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Webinar

SCORE Charlotte, South Piedmont Community College and the Union County Public Library have partnered with the official Grow With Google team. Discover how to create a search-...

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Live Event
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June 11, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

June 11, 2022, 9:30am EDT
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

Instagram Marketing Essentials - June 16

June 16, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
Zoom Webinar

A discussion of the essentials of marketing your business on Instagram.

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June 23, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

June 23, 2022, 5:45pm EDT
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

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

July 7, 2022, 5:45pm EDT
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 Workshop Series #2 - 5 - July 2022

July 12, 2022, 5:45pm EDT
Zoom

VIRTUAL SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES #2-5 This series will be conducted over 4 consecutive Tuesdays July 12, 19, 26 and August 2. Attend all 4 sessions...

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

July 21, 2022, 12:45pm EDT
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

August 1, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

August 1, 2022, 12:45pm EDT
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

August 20, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

August 20, 2022, 9:30am EDT
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

August 25, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

August 25, 2022, 5:45pm EDT
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 Workshop Series #2 - 5 - September 2022

September 6, 2022, 12:45pm EDT
Zoom

VIRTUAL SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES #2-5 This series will be conducted over 4 consecutive Tuesdays September 6, 13, 20 and 27. Attend all 4 sessions...

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Live Event
Online

September 8, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

September 8, 2022, 12:45pm EDT
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.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

September 22, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

September 22, 2022, 5:45pm EDT
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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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