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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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

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

December 9, 2021, 12:00pm EST
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Have credit issues that prevent you from raising capital or getting expansion loans?

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - Dec 9

December 9, 2021, 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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Make Better Business Decisions With Google Analytics - Jan 6 2022

January 6, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Zoom

SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Library have partnered with the official Grow With Google team. Learn to make better...

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series #2 - 5 - Jan 2022

January 11, 2022, 5:45pm EST
Zoom

VIRTUAL SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES #2-5 This series will be conducted over 4 consecutive Tuesdays, Jan 11, 18, 25 and Feb 1. Attend all 4 sessions for...

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Jan 13 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - 2022

January 13, 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

Equitable Small Business Series #1- Jan 26 2022

January 26, 2022, 12:00pm EST
Zoom

Join SCORE Charlotte and Equitable Advisors in this Small Business Protection Series. First in the series is Small Business Protection Strategies.

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Jan 27 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - 2022

January 27, 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

The Basics of Google Ads - Grow With Google - Feb 3 2022

February 3, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Zoom

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

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Live Event
Online

Feb 8 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - 2022

February 8, 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

Feb 12 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - 2022

February 12, 2022, 9:30am 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

Feb 24 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - 2022

February 24, 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

March 3 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - 2022

March 3, 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

Sell Online With E-Commerce - Grow With Google - Mar 3 2022

March 3, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Zoom

SCORE Charlotte, the Southwest Region of the Small Business Center and the Union County Library have partnered with the official Grow With Google team. Get best practices for...

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workshop Series #2 - 5 - March 2022

March 8, 2022, 12:45pm EST
Zoom

VIRTUAL SIMPLE STEPS FOR STARTING YOUR BUSINESS WORKSHOP SERIES #2-5 This series will be conducted over 4 consecutive Tuesdays, March 8,15,22, and 29. Attend all 4 sessions for $...

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Live Event
Online

March 24 - Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 - 2022

March 24, 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 Veterans

Veteran business owners play a significant role in the US economy.

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide! SCORE  has compiled resources that will help veterans start or grow their businesses.

Resources for Hispanic owned business owners & entrepreneurs

Hispanic entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group of business owners in the U.S. 

With the advice of SCORE mentors and Hispanic business leaders we have collected educational content, and online workshops to give you all the assistance you need to reach your goals. Remember, a helping hand is just a click away.

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Right now, Black entrepreneurs are facing unique barriers to business success.

At SCORE, we’re working to change that by removing those obstacles and providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. That’s why we created SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs: to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE Charlotte is here to help women small business owners.

Our Mentors are ready to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success.  Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free business mentors. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners in their own right, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

Visit SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

 

Diamond Chapter Excellence Award SCORE Charlotte

SCORE Charlotte earns Diamond Chapter Excellence Award 2020

Our chapter's excellence is a reflection of our volunteers and the clients we've served. Our volunteers have worked exceptionally hard through a difficult year and persevered to provide valuable mentoring and educational opportunities to clients facing unprecedented challenges.

North Carolina District Chapter of the Year Award SCORE Charlotte

SCORE Charlotte awarded North Carolina District Chapter of the Year 2020

This award recognizes SCORE Charlotte Chapter's leadership, dedication and commitment to serving small businesses in our community. Our chapter’s innovation and business mentoring has led to this award. 

Grow with Google High Impact Partner Badge

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