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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.

Free Remote Mentoring for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Professionals Get Free Business Mentoring Today!

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, SCORE mentors will meet with clients remotely. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions. If you don’t already have a SCORE mentor, you can request a remote business mentor today. 

You can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Live Online Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Attend a Workshop Taught by Local Experts!

SCORE Columbus mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Due to COVID-19, our workshops will be held online until further notice. Click below to view live online workshops on a variety of small business topics.

Upcoming Workshops



Upcoming Workshops & Online Webinars

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Live Event

How To Expand Your Markets Through Government Contracting

October 27, 2021, 10:00am EDT | Online Webinar
Live Event

How to Write a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

October 28, 2021, 10:00am EDT | Online
Live Event

Business Startup Basics

November 3, 2021, 10:00am EDT | Live Webinar

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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


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


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.


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?

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