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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National Hispanic Heritage Month


From Sept 15 - Oct 15, is a time to celebrate and appreciate Hispanic-owned businesses across the nation. Hispanic-owned small businesses have grown 34% over the last 10 years – and show no signs of slowing down. Even with the growth and accelerating impact, Hispanic business owners face very real challenges.

SCORE is committed to helping all entrepreneurs succeed.

Visit our SCORE For All Hispanic Entrepreneurs Hub →

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

US Bank Series - Smart Steps in Building Business Credit

October 11, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
This is a virtual webinar

Smart Steps in Building Business Credit. Learn the reasons why separating your personal and business accounts is so important for your financial health and security. SCORE...

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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.

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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

US Bank Series - When Banks say NO! Expert Panel.

October 25, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
This is a virtual webinar

When Banks Say NO! Hear from a panel of experts with speakers from US Bank, Lending Tree and BEFCOR. Moderated by the SBA. SCORE Charlotte has partnered with US Bank for this...

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Live Event
In Person

US Bank Series - When Banks say NO! Expert Panel. LIVE IN PERSON

October 25, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
The Dubois Center at UNCC Center City

IN PERSON EVENT!!! When Banks Say NO! Hear from a panel of experts with speakers from US Bank, Lending Tree and BEFCOR. Moderated by the SBA. SCORE Charlotte has partnered with US...

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Live Event
Online

Franchise Ownership Workshop

November 3, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
Virtual Webinar

Considering business ownership now or in the near future? Red to leave your job and control your future? Want to start a business while keeping your job?

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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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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.

Read more >
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.

Read more >
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.

Read more >

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