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

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 Donna Hover at donna.hover@scorevolunteer.org.

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Attend our Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Series - FREE

Are you considering starting your own business?  What is it that you need to know to be successful? Jump-start your business idea with our Simple Steps Interactive Online Workshop Series. Get started on your business journey and register for these valuable workshops today!

Join us for Start Up Basics, Financial Matters & Marketing Plan on May 4th, 5th and 6th. Sponsored by Pima County Public Library.

 

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.

SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE celebrates Women in History month now and all year long.

SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success.  Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free business mentors. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners in their own right, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

Visit SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

 

Upcoming Live Online Workshops

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Simple Steps: Marketing Plan - 05/06/2021 - C0689

May 6, 2021, 9:00am PDT
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP
Learn how to market your startup business! In this workshop, you will complete a competitive comparison, create a product and services description, develop a pricing strategy, identify your target markets and channels, outline a marketing message and learn sales basics. Read more
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Linkedin - Setup and How to Use - 05/11/2021 - C0689

May 11, 2021, 4:00pm PDT
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP
LinkedIn the a powerful B2B marketing and networking tool, if used correctly. Attend this event and we will show you how to set up your LinkedIn to maximize and leverage the power within! Read more
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Lean Canvas - Your Business Blueprint

May 12, 2021, 9:00am PDT
LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOP
A key to starting and building a successful business is planning. Sometimes, a business plan is required, but it's not always the answer to creating a successful business. Sometimes, you need to think lean. In this session, SCORE Mentor David Terrell will walk you through a Lean Canvas to help you create a "blueprint" of your business. Read more
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SCORE for Veterans

Veteran business owners play a significant role in the US economy.

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide! SCORE  has compiled resources that will help veterans start or grow their businesses.

Resources for Hispanic owned business owners & entrepreneurs

Hispanic entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group of business owners in the U.S. 

With the advice of SCORE mentors and Hispanic business leaders we have collected educational content, and online workshops to give you all the assistance you need to reach your goals. Remember, a helping hand is just a click away.

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Right now, Black entrepreneurs are facing unique barriers to business success.

At SCORE, we’re working to change that by removing those obstacles and providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. That’s why we created SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs: to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.