Columbus SCORE

Experienced volunteer business professionals who serve the greater Central Ohio area as part of the nation's premier mentoring organization for small business.  We offer free confidential business advice for starting a business and managing and growing a current business.

►  Schedule Free, Face-to-Face Mentoring or     Call Columbus SCORE at 614-469-2357 or Email

For Local Workshops click here

► Online Resources for Entrepreneurs
     See:  Templates and Tools
Upcoming Events

Event Marketing by Constant Contact

2015 Small Business Development Series Resource Training in Columbus – Click to Register Now! This program is FREE!

July 9 Credit Report/Credit Score (How to Improve/Better Money Mgmt.)
Aug 13 Small Business Marketing (Media and E-Commerce)
Sept 10 Small Business Procurement (Opportunities & Certifications) 

July 13 - Deadline to Apply for the SBA Startup in a Day Contest which challenges Native Communities to develop, implement, and streamline online tools that will let entrepreneurs learn about the business startup process, including how to register and apply for all required local licenses and permits – all in one day or less.  Click to learn more about the offered award and information on to compete


Click here for all upcoming SBA Events in Ohio

Shortcut Your Learning Curve

SCORE Mentors help with:
► Business plan development, sales and marketing strategies
► Financing, taxes, and  E-commerce
► Management, administrative, and operational procedures
► Ongoing advice to help your decision making

SCORE counselors and local business owners with a specific area of expertise conduct a variety of very popular, regularly scheduled, low-cost and free educational seminars for establishing and managing a successful small business.

Click here for upcoming local low-cost Workshops
View on-line workshops here

See our full array of free business tools and resources

Business Briefs  on a wide range of "HOW TO" subjects such as forming a business enterprise, developing a 3 year business plan, finding financing and how to grow your business.
Columbus & Ohio business resource links for funding, research and more to ensure your business success
Press Room for latest news from national and Columbus SCORE
Veteran Initiatives are resources available to aid Veterans in transferring their tremendous military skills into entrepreneurial efforts.
Success Stories from some of our clients. See how SCORE helped ensure their business success.