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 and training and educational resources.

Remote Mentoring is Available

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. 

The health of small business owners, their employees and the SCORE network of volunteers remain our top priority. 

 Partner Events for Small Businesses

Click here for workshops and webinars from the Columbus SBA office

Click here for workshops and webinars from the Columbus ECDI and Women's Business Center

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SEA Change is a social enterprise accelerator that helps aspiring social entrepreneurs move forward further, faster. Their 14-module curriculum teaches social entrepreneurs the basics of business and pairs them with a mentor who helps them refine their idea. Over the course of the cohort, there are opportunities to collaborate with like minded individuals and build relationships with community leaders. The cohort culminates in a pitch event where participants have the opportunity to present their idea to potential investors and individuals willing to donate other forms of support.


They are accepting applications for their 2020 Signature Cohort NOW! Want to get involved? There are two ways to do so:

● Volunteer as an advisor. Advisors are subject matter experts or have broad business knowledge. Submit an interest form here!

● Refer a participant! They can learn more and apply here.


Have additional questions? Contact Sarah from the SEA Change team:


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Thank you to an Allstate volunteer for empowering people and our community. Norm Risoya gave his time and helped us to receive a Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant. The Allstate Foundation supports the causes that Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and employees care about most by providing Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grants to nonprofits where they volunteer their time to help communities thrive.

Thank you @FifthThird for your support to help connect entrepreneurs and small businesses with local mentors and educational resources.  Visit #53Better

Workshops and Events

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.

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SCORE Mentors...with experience in virtually every business category you can imagine 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
Schedule Free Face-to-Face Mentoring

Get Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

  • Business Briefs  and "On Demand" webinars on a wide range of "How To" subjects to grow your business.
  • Columbus and OH business resource links 
  • Veteran Initatives and resources 
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