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We listen to your business challenges and help maximize your potential for success by connecting you with free local mentors, workshops, training, and educational resources.

Free Remote Mentoring for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Professionals Get Free Business Mentoring Today!

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, SCORE mentors will meet with clients remotely. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions. If you don’t already have a SCORE mentor, you can request a remote business mentor today. 

You can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Live Online Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Attend a Workshop Taught by Local Experts!

SCORE Columbus mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Due to COVID-19, our workshops will be held online until further notice. Click below to view live online workshops on a variety of small business topics.

Upcoming Workshops


Upcoming Workshops & Online Webinars

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Local Event

Small Business- Marketing Planning 10/29/20 C0027

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 1:00pm EDT | Dublin Entrepreneurial Center
Developing a marketing plan is vital for any business. Without one, your efforts to attract customers are likely to be haphazard and inefficient. This workshop sorts it all out by simplifying the planning process. Read more
Local Event

The GPS of business: Financial reporting11/5/20-C0027

Thursday, November 05, 2020, 11:00am EST
Financial projections are a required component in any business plan, one that lenders and potential investors will closely scrutinize in order to make their decision Read more

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Social Enterprise Accelerator 2020 Signature Cohort

SEA Change is accepting applications for their 2020 Signature Cohort NOW! SEA Change is a social enterprise accelerator that helps aspiring social entrepreneurs move forward... Read more


SBA Columbus District Office Resources

Learn about the many resources for small businesses the SBA Columbus District has to offer. The latest on SBA lending programs, State and Local Resources, Workshops, Webinars... Read more


Columbus ECDI and Women's Business Center Workshops & Webinars

Upcoming Training and Events for Columbus Ohio - For 15 years ECDI has been providing small business loans, ranging from $500-$350,000, to help low-income, low-wealth, and other... Read more

- Our Sponsors -

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Thank you to an Allstate volunteer for empowering people and our community. Norm Risoya gave his time and helped us to receive a Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant.

The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to help communities thrive.

Fifth Third Bank

Thank you @FifthThird for your support to help connect entrepreneurs and small businesses with local mentors and educational resources. #53Better

Fith Third Bank's $32 billion commitment to the community is an example of their focus on corporate citizenship. It's what building a better kind of bank is all about a bank that fundamentally improves the lives of customers and the well-being of communities.

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SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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