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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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September 28- Marketing in a Digital World

September 28, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
Online Webinar

Digital marketing tools and online spaces allow you to tell your story and to maximize your revenue

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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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October 11: Cybersecurity 101 - How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

October 11, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to identify cybersecurity threats and steps you can take to protect your small business.

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October 12: Help Businesses Increase Holiday Sales with Google Tools

October 12, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use Google tools like Google Business Profile and Google Merchant Center to drive sales during the holiday season.

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October 19: Do You Have What it Takes to Run a Business? Step-by-Step Self-Assessment Workshop

October 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Successful entrepreneurs have several things in common. In this webinar, you will learn what those qualities are, which ones you have and which ones to develop.

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October 20: Starting a Business – Real Stories and Knowledge Exchange from Women Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, we have invited business owners and SCORE mentors to share their journeys and answer your questions.

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October 27: What You Need to Know Before Moving Forward With Your Business Idea

October 27, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Are you ready to start a business? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to build a foundation of skills, experience, and support necessary to run a business.

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November 9: Do You Have the Personal Finances to Start a Business? Step-by-Step Financial Assessment Workshop

November 9, 2022, 1:00pm EST

New businesses usually don’t make a profit for 6 to 18 months. This webinar will teach you how to assess your finances and avoid financial pitfalls.

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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.

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Columbus SBA Now Accepting Nominations for 2023 NSBW

The SBA Columbus District Office is ready to accept nominations for the 2023 National Small Business Week Awards for businesses and organizations across central and southern Ohio, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Exporter Awards (National and District). Visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a national nomination. 

 - 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. Read more

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Columbus ECDI and Women's Business Center Workshops & Webinars

ECDI provides the tools, technical assistance, and support for businesses to succeed. View upcoming workshops and webinars being offered. Read more

- Our Sponsors -

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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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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