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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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June 30: The Basics of TikTok Digital Marketing

June 30, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn the essentials of TikTok digital marketing such as reputation management, website SEO and paid ads.

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July 7: Your Marketing Roadmap - Stop Selling and Start Educating

July 7, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 2 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the effectiveness of educating customers instead of trying to "sell" to them.

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July 12: Video Marketing Strategies That Generate Engagement and Leads

July 12, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use video marketing strategies to generate customer engagement and new business leads.

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July 14: Ask an Expert - Retail Strategies that Address Supply Chain, Automated Technology, Social Commerce and More

July 14, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for an hour-long live Q&A led by retail expert Ritchie Sayner, who is dedicated to answering your retail questions.

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July 19: Ask an Expert - Solutions to the Challenges of Rural Business Ownership

July 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for this hour-long session solely dedicated to answering your questions about rural business ownership.

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July 21: Small Business Cybersecurity and Scam Defense Strategy Update for 2022-2023

July 21, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Cyber experts will provide critical updates on how criminals are leveraging technological advancements to commit fraud and scams and how to protect your business.

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August 2: Your Marketing Roadmap - Content, Publicity and Personal Branding

August 2, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Part 3 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series will address how to integrate content marketing, publicity and personal branding to grow your business.

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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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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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