Get Free Confidential Business Advice from Experienced Local Mentors!

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.

Connect with us

Find Your Mentor Today

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 -

Live Event
Online

How To Build A Website for Your Business - Live Q&A

December 6, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Want to know how to build a website for your business? Our expert presenter will answer your questions live! Register now and learn how to get customers online!

Read more >
Live Event
Online

December 7: Local Marketing: How to Get Your Central Ohio Business Noticed

December 7, 2022, 10:00am EST
Live Online Workshop

This workshop is designed to help local businesses learn how to achieve maximum visibility, to optimize their website so it can be found, and to drive more traffic (web traffic...

Read more >
Live Event
Online

How To Write A Business Plan and Avoid Getting Stuck

December 7, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn how to create a professional business plan to help you take action and how to avoid getting stuck in the planning process.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Dec 8: Website Planning 101

December 8, 2022, 11:30am EST
Local Live Webinar

Take your first step to website success!

Read more >
Live Event
Online

How to Trademark Your Business Brand

December 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain the basics of trademarks and how it can help protect your business brands and identifiers.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Can You Start a Business in a Recession?

December 13, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Learn the advantages of starting a business in a recession! Discover how to prepare now so you can flourish in economic downturns!

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Starting an E-commerce Business – Tips to Selling Online

December 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of e-commerce and how you can successfully find customers and sell your products online.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

December 16: Nonprofit Finance Basics: Financial Management

December 16, 2022, 10:00am EST
Online Webinar

What does a nonprofit leader really need to know about the financial standing of an organization in order to be well-informed stewards?

Read more >
Live Event
Online

December 20: How to Write a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

December 20, 2022, 10:00am EST
Local Live Webinar

Make marketing a planned investment, during these challenging times. Developing a marketing plan is vital for any business. Without one, your efforts to attract customers are...

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Starting a Business - How To Build a Foundation That Lasts

December 20, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the tools, mindset and skills you’ll need to build a solid business foundation that will help you overcome future obstacles.

Read more >
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.

Click to Submit a Nomination!

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 -

Tool

SEA Change - Social Enterprise Accelerator

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

Tool

SBA Columbus District Office Resources

Learn about the many resources for small businesses the SBA Columbus District has to offer. Read more

Tool

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.”

Share Your Expertise

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.

Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Become a SCORE Volunteer