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SCORE is a nonprofit dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses grow and succeed nationwide. In Charlotte alone, they have over 85 Certified SCORE Mentors, whose goal is to help small business owners increase the value of their businesses, solve operating problems, help owners access funding and assist nonprofits. Their confidential services are free to small business owners and startups, as well as later stage companies. SCORE mentoring is face-to-face and tailored to your needs; schedule your next meeting with SCORE at their office in South Park, the library, a coffee shop, or wherever is most convenient for you!


Starting a Business

What’s the game plan? Charlotte SCORE offers resources to help you create your business plan, including a workbook that highlights the simple steps for starting your business. Visit their website to learn more, or call SCORE Charlotte directly at 704-344-6576.

Getting Started

Create your business plan

Certified SCORE Mentors can help you develop your plan and offer expert advice for starting your business. The best part? It’s all free and confidential. Find the right mentor for you! For more information, register for the Charlotte SCORE course on startup basics, which covers the basics of starting and planning for a small business.

Training and Development

Charlotte SCORE offers a variety of educational resources including mentoring, online workshops and local workshops that can help you start and develop your business. Register to take a workshop, or find a mentor that’s right for you!


Growing a Business

SCORE Charlotte helps growing businesses in a variety of ways. In particular, their free, confidential one-on-one mentoring is available for business owners to speak directly to successful entrepreneurs about the greatest challenges of growing a business.

Overcoming Obstacles

One-On-One Business Advising

When you’re opening your business to new markets, reaching new customers and achieving new goals, sometimes it helps to talk to someone who has been there, done that. With a Certified SCORE Mentor, you can talk one-on-one to highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs. For free and confidential advice, find a mentor here!

Transitioning Ownership

Most businesses reach a normal stage in their lifecycle in which the owners think about exiting, and having an exit strategy is important. The Charlotte SCORE Chapter offers services to help make the transition easier. Start by calling them today at (704) 344-6576 to make an appointment for a face-to-face session with a Certified SCORE Mentor.


Preparing for Financing

When it comes to financing, sometimes it helps to speak to an expert. Charlotte SCORE provides free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Learn more about Certified SCORE Mentors, or to make an appointment, call (704)-344-6576.

Charlotte SCORE

6302 Fairview Rd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210

(704) 344-6576


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