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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.

Attend a Workshop or Webinar

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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February 2: Business Startup Basics

February 2, 2022, 10:00am EST
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Starting a business can be a daunting task, but SCORE Columbus is here to help simplify it for you.

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February 3: How to Create a Winning Capability Statement

February 3, 2022, 10:00am EST
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Position your business for success by creating a one-page marketing piece specific to government

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February 3: Ask the CPA 2022 - Tax Advice for Your Small Business

February 3, 2022, 1:00pm EST

The hour will be dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns and offer tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

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February 8: Access to Capital

February 8, 2022, 11:30am EST

Local Live Webinar Panel Discussion

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February 8: Small Business Resilience - How to Sharpen Your Focus and Decrease Stress

February 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Bring your own chocolate as our expert presenter, using experiential learning, shows you how to build resilience in the ever changing business landscape.

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February 10: The 7 Secrets to Mastering Your Sales Pitch

February 10, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Engineer your sales pitch to ensure your value proposition is delivered to your customer every time, shorten sales cycle, and increase sales close rates.

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February 15: Grow Your Business Brand by Becoming a Self-Published Author

February 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

By becoming a self-published author, you can bring attention to your brand, grow your business success, and be seen as an authority in your industry.

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February 22: The One Page Business Plan

February 22, 2022, 10:00am EST
Local Live Webinar

This workshop includes a complete overview of the 1-Page Business Plan as well as the popular 1-Page Business Model Canvas.

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February 22: Keys to a Successful Black Owned Business Startup

February 22, 2022, 1:00pm EST

If you're an entrepreneur with a good idea, join our live webinar to learn how to plan your start up business and succeed in your industry.

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February 23: Website Planning 101

February 23, 2022, 10:00am EST
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Take your first step to website success!

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Ohio District Chapter of the Year Award SCORE Columbus OH

SCORE Columbus OH awarded Ohio District Chapter of the Year 2020

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.

Platinum Chapter Excellence Award SCORE Columbus OH

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.

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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. 

5/3 Bank

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

Fifth 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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