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  • What Do You Need?

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

At SCORE, we believe that America succeeds through its spirit of entrepreneurship, through the success of small businesses like yours - driven by new ideas, hard work and the strong desire to succeed. Learn more about us here.  Sign up for Local Seminars conducted by experienced business owners and corporate executives. Sign up for a Free face-to-face session with a SCORE Mentor.

About SCORE - We are a non-profit organization of volunteers who have successfully set up and run small or large companies. This is our 50th year of mentoring small businesses in America.

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  • I have an idea for a new business but where do I start?
  • I need a business plan to apply for a bank loan, who can guide me?
  • My business is facing challenges, how do I tackle them?
  • I am ready to take my business to the next level, can I get professional advice?

Become a SCORE Volunteer and Make Dreams Come True

 

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. We lead seminars and workshops to help small business owners meet their goals and achieve success. We help expand outreach of SCORE through marketing and alliance building in our local communities. We provide subject matter expertise by industries and professional skills.

 

Volunteering as a SCORE mentor means you are joining a community of 13,000 diverse volunteers who are all committed to helping small business owners succeed. Whether you have owned your own small business, come from a Fortune 500 company, retired, college student, have a sincere commitment for helping small businesses or volunteering, there is a place for you as SCORE volunteer.

As a SCORE Volunteer You Can:

• Share your success and expertise through mentoring
• Lead workshops and seminars
• Provide online or telephone mentoring directly from your home or office
• Serve in a leadership capacity with SCORE
• Serve in another capacity at SCORE (Marketing, IT, administration, finance, fundraising, HR, etc.)
• Have flexibility with your volunteering time

 

Benefits of Volunteering:

SCORE volunteers enjoy a variety of personal, local and national rewards. As a SCORE Volunteer, you:

• Enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to the success of others
• Share great experience with other SCORE volunteers
• Provide leadership in the business community
• Gain recognition and respect as a business mentor
• Grow professionally and personally
• Participate in lifelong learning
• Make new friends

Join SCORE Today
Share your experience. Register today by completing the application link below.
BECOME A SCORE VOLUNTEER TODAY!

http://www.score.org/volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SCORE?

The SCORE Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration.

Who are SCORE’s mentors?

SCORE Association volunteers serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business." Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge.

Why should I use SCORE?

-          SCORE has volunteer mentors who share their expertise across several industries.

-          We offer free, confidential business counseling.

-          We offer free business tools, templates, and tips here on our website, and on our social media pages.

-          Inexpensive business seminars and workshops offered on a weekly basis.

Do I have to make an appointment, or are walk-ins ok?

Either one! Walk-ins are welcomed at the SCORE offices located at Fashion Square Mall, but you can also set up a 1-on-1 appointment by calling us at Phone: (407) 420-4844 or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

How much is the counseling?

The counseling is offered free of charge.

What kind of classes do SCORE offer?

SCORE Orlando offers a variety of classes and seminars to its clients. It offers classes on a variety of business topics: Marketing, Social Media, Developing Business Plans, Developing Financial Plans, Taxes, Health Care, etc. For a full list of offered classes, click here.

How much do the classes cost?

The classes are offered at a very low, affordable cost. Prices vary. Check for our upcoming seminars, and their prices, here.

Do I have what it takes to own and manage a small business?

To determine if you what it takes to succeed in starting and running your own business, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

-          Am I a self-starter?

-          How well do I get along with a variety of personalities?

-          How good am I at making decisions?

-          Do I have the physical and emotional stamina to run a business?

-          How well do I plan and organize?

-          Are my attitudes and drive strong enough to maintain motivation?

-          How will the business affect my family?

After asking these questions of yourself, ask someone else who knows you well who will provide you with honest answers. Compare their answers to yours and consider your options.

Do you give out legal advice?

No. You can discuss business situations with SCORE advisors if needed, but advisors cannot tell you what actions to take in any matter.

Do you do taxes?

No. Advisors can discuss business situations involving your taxes, but cannot do them or tell you how fill and file your taxes.

  

What is a business plan?

A business plan is a written summary of what you hope to accomplish by being in business and how you plan to organize your resources to meet your goals. It is a vehicle to describe your business and your product or services, and is a road map for operating your business and measuring progress along the way. The plan describes the market, the industry, customers and competitors, your products/services, your marketing plans and your operations along with sales and cash flow forecasts. The business plan is a document that should change as your business grows.

Do I really need a business plan?

Yes, you really need a business plan in order to ensure success of your company. Proper planning is a necessity when starting your own business. And SCORE Orlando is here to help you develop your business plan, and your business. For free!

Will SCORE help me write and complete my business plan?

No, we will not write or complete the business plan for you. However; our SCORE counselors will provide you with information, tools, methods and guidance to assist you in preparing your business plan. We will review and critique it. We also offer workshops on preparing business plans.

SCORE Orlando

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“What’s The SCORE?”
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About SCORE

Our Mission
SCORE grows successful small businesses across America, one business at a time.

We Help Small Businesses Like Yours
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 12,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

Contact us

  • Address: Fashion Square Mall 3201 E. Colonial Dr. Suite A-20, Orlando, FL 32801
  • Tel: (407) 420 4844
  • Fax: (407) 420 4849
  • Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.