Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

SCORE Southern Arizona volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. We offer free business advice, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools.

Connect with SCORE Southern Arizona

We're currently virtual!

Our physical office locations are currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our staff and volunteers are still working remotely.

Mentoring is by appointment only. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to stop the spread of the virus, mentoring sessions will be conducted remotely via phone, video, or email. For inquiries, send us an e-mail.

Volunteer with SCORE Southern Arizona

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever.

We'd love to talk to you about mentoring volunteer opportunities with our SCORE chapter. We 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? If you are interested in learning about mentorship opportunities, please contact Diana Schwartz at diana.schwartz@scorevolunteer.org

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Get FREE business advice from experienced SCORE Southern Arizona Mentors.

Our Mentors can:

  • Provide expertise & practical "know-how"
  • Help you optimize your business plans
  • Troubleshoot new strategies & ideas
  • Offer you proven business tools
  • Become your trusted small business advisor
  • And more!

Find Your Mentor Today!

Find Your Mentor Today

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 are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop or Webinar

Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and 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 Local Online Webinars

Live Event
Online

Lean Canvas - Your Business Blueprint

October 29, 2021, 9:30am MST
Online Workshop

Planning is the key to starting and building a successful business. Sometimes, a business plan is required, but it’s not always the answer to creating a successful business....

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Live Event
Online

Veterans Business Resource Seminar

November 2, 2021, 9:00am MST

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the SBA Arizona District Office is hosting a FREE webinar to discuss Special Veteran Services and Programs.

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Live Event
Online

Becoming an Exceptional Listener

November 3, 2021, 5:00pm MST
Online Workshop

What’s at Stake?; Process Improvement; Why Listening Doesn’t Come Naturally; Leaders Are Listeners; Poor Listening Habits; Listening Self Assessment; Exceptional Listening Habits

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Live Event
Online

Business Basics for Artists and Creatives

November 10, 2021, 11:00am MST
Zoom Meeting

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of setting up your business, defining your product, setting your prices, choosing your ideal target audience, and promoting your art.

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SCORE Southern Arizona's Impact on the Community

Arizona & Utah 2021 Outstanding District Leadership Award

Outstanding District Leadership Award 2021

The Arizona and Utah district was recognized again for its high level of performance. The 2021 Outstanding District Leadership Award is given to one district in each of the eight regions across the country. Of the seven districts in the Western region, Arizona and Utah was selected as the Outstanding District Leadership. Congratulations to all the hard-working volunteers committed to helping small business!

District of the Year Award 2020

SCORE Southern Arizona earns District of the Year Award 2020

This prestigious award recognizes the efforts of so many dedicated and hardworking volunteers that have devoted so much time into growing our presence in our community, serving our clients and supporting SCORE's mission and vision.

SCORE Southern Arizona Platinum Chapter Excellence Award 2020

SCORE Southern Arizona 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 for Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Black entrepreneurs have a rich history as successful small business owners. Resources for black entrepreneurs range from start up materials to finance and funding resources.

SCORE for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Hispanic small businesses are an integral part of the U.S. small business economy. Find resources in both English and Spanish to support current Hispanic business owners and further Hispanic entrepreneurs.

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SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are a growing part of the U.S. economy. SCORE offers women entrepreneurs key resources to build on their strengths and provide new avenues to success.

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SCORE for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Military veterans find successful second or third careers through small business ownership. SCORE resources help veterans capitalize on their military experience with complementary small business resources.