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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 can participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on various business topics, including marketing, finance, accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse Business Resources

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 & Online Webinars

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August 11: Live Q&A - Expert Advice and Solutions for Black-Owned Business Challenges

August 11, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join our National Black Business Month webinar as we celebrate with a panel of experts dedicated to answering your business questions.

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August 18: Email Marketing Strategies to Propel Your Business Growth

August 18, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn fundamental and advanced email marketing techniques that will help you connect with more customers and grow your business.

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August 23: Three Key Principles to Help Your Business Work for You

August 23, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

What do you do when your business takes over your time and money? In this webinar, you will learn how to make your business work for you.

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August 25: How to Start a Business for Creative Types, Idea People, and Anybody with Passion

August 25, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Are you a writer, painter, carpenter, or have some other marketable talent? In this webinar, you will learn how to take your passion and start a creative business.

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August 26- So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit?

August 26, 2022, 10:00am EDT

Are you thinking of launching a nonprofit organization? Or has yours already lifted off and now you wonder what’s next? Join Dean and Libby in this workshop so you can aim your...

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September 6: Your Marketing Roadmap - Ask the Questions You Need Answered

September 6, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 4 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series the floor is open to you to ask our expert your marketing questions.

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September 8: HUBZone Certification Process and Program Updates

September 8, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our presenter will explain how the HUBZone Certification Program can open the door for your business to receive federal contract dollars.

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September 20: Business Types and Models that are Recession Resistant

September 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our expert presenter will look at past recessions to determine business trends, types, and models best suited to resist future economic downturns.

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September 29: 2022 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

September 29, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Learn what actions you can take to favorably impact your 2022 tax bill and what federal changes you should be aware of so you know what tax breaks apply to you.

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2022 District Chapter of the year award

SCORE Columbus OH awarded Ohio District Chapter of the Year 2022

This award recognizes SCORE Columbus OH 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.

2020 Platinum chapter of the year award

SCORE Columbus OH earns Platinum 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.

 - SCORE Columbus Resource Partners for Small Business -

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SEA Change - Social Enterprise Accelerator

SEA Change is a social enterprise accelerator that helps aspiring social entrepreneurs move forward further, faster. Read more

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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

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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

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5/3 Bank

Thank you to COhatch for your generous monthly donation of coworking space, meeting hours and event hours for use by SCORE Columbus to conduct meetings and other business.  

COhatch is a coworking, meeting, and lifestyle company with a mission to Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives.  It can be likened to a community town hall 2.0 — a space where individuals, start-ups, small businesses, large corporations, and non-profits thrive together in the communities in which they live and love.  ‎‎‎ Founded in 2016, COhatch was created through the collaboration of a group of friends who wanted to live out their ideal lives and improve their community.  COhatch operates 17 coworking locations between Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Indianapolis with more coming soon to Pittsburgh, PA and Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs and Lakeland, FL.  More information can be found at www.cohatch.com.

 

  

 

5/3 Bank

Thank you to Fifth Third Bank for your support to help connect entrepreneurs and small businesses with local mentors and educational resources. 

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Dec. 31, 2021, the Company had $211 billion in assets and operates 1,117 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,322 Fifth Third branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Dec. 31, 2021, had $554 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $65 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”

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