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.

Connect with SCORE Charlotte

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Pride Month

SCORE Charlotte is proud to provide mentoring and resources to help LGBTQIA-owned businesses in our community succeed. If you’d like to make a difference for local entrepreneurs, apply to volunteer today!

Learn more about how SCORE helped Karen Foley and her non-profit, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition.

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Part of planning for a disaster or crisis is to prioritize the health and safety of your employees.

Find more resources for business safety guidance, tips, and step-by-step plans to manage workplace health and safety.

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Juneteenth

June 19th is #Juneteenth!

SCORE Charlotte is helping address the unique needs of Black entrepreneurs in our community with the resources and support they need to thrive. Visit our free online resource hub, SCORE for Black 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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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.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

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.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business - Grow With Google - July 21

July 21, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Webinar

Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content. SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Public...

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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.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

The Basics of Google Ads - Grow With Google - Aug 11

August 11, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

Learn the basics of Google Ads. SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Library have partnered with the official Grow With Google...

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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.

Read more >
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.

Read more >
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

Make Better Business Decisions With Google Analytics - Sept 15

September 15, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom

Learn to make better business decisions with Google Analytics. SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Library have partnered with...

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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.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

October 13, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

October 13, 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.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Reach Customers Online with Google - Oct 13

October 13, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Zoom Webinar

Learn how to Reach Customers Online With Google. 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

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

October 25, 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

November 10, 2022 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1

November 10, 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.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Make Your Website Work For You - Grow With Google - Nov 10

November 10, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Zoom Webinar

Discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. SCORE Charlotte, South Piedmont Community College and the Union County Public...

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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