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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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November 30: Work Smarter, Not Harder - How to Systematically DO the Highest Value Activities in Your Business

November 30, 2021, 1:00pm EST

In the face of competing demands for your time and attention, we’ll bottom line the way to actually DO “working smarter”.

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Website Planning 101

December 1, 2021, 7:00pm EST
Live Webinar

Take your first step to website success!

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December 2: Win Customers With Your Website

December 2, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Learn the critical role your website plays in your online marketing strategy and how to get everything working together to achieve your goals.

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Social Media Management Advanced Certification 203

December 3, 2021, 10:00am EST
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Enhanced Social Media Dashboard Strategies

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December 7: What’s Next for Small Businesses as Covid Capital Relief Funds Wind Down?

December 7, 2021, 1:00pm EST

This webinar will cover information you need to know about the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Relief program and other resources.

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Market Research: Uncovering FREE Research Resources

December 9, 2021, 10:00am EST
Online

Shrewd small business owners & entrepreneurs map out their success by preparing a Business Plan. However, one common stumbling block to preparing a business plan is finding...

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15 Free Ways to Advertise Online

December 9, 2021, 11:00am EST
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Supercharge your digital marketing with these free sources to help you promote your business and acquire customers.

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December 9: Conversion-Boosting Strategies: Simple Changes that Can Help Grow Online Sales

December 9, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Common reasons customers abandon carts and simple, strategic changes you can make – including user experience tips, returns solutions and more.

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December 14: The New Must Have Marketing Strategy For 2022

December 14, 2021, 1:00pm EST

2022 will bring in some fundamental changes to the way we market our products and services, requiring us to adjust strategies, campaigns, and budget.

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Four Digital Marketing Strategies That Impact Your Google Ranking

December 15, 2021, 10:00am EST
Online

In this workshop you’ll learn our top 4 strategies that impact your Google ranking, including the importance of having your business show up in local search results and how you...

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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.

 - SCORE Columbus Resource Partners for Small Business -

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Social Enterprise Accelerator 2021 Signature Cohort

SEA Change is accepting applications for their 2021 Signature Cohort NOW! SEA Change is a social enterprise accelerator that helps aspiring social entrepreneurs move forward... 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. 

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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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