Get Free Expert Mentoring from SCORE Washington DC to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

SCORE Washington DC 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 in Washington DC, Maryland (Prince Georges & Montgomery County) and Northern Virginia.

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SCORE Washington DC was named SCORE National Chapter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


To our 4 winners of this year's Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Pitch Event: Libra Riley (SWOOP™ - The Original Transition Hanger), Charlene Brown, MD, MPH (CNA Simulations VR), Bill and Sonia Massey (The Restroom Kit) and Mark Dozier (The Compass).


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Free Remote Mentoring for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Professionals Get Free Business Mentoring Today!

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. 

You can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Live Online Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Attend a Workshop Taught by Local Experts!

SCORE Washington DC mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Due to COVID-19, our workshops will be held online until further notice. Click below to view live online workshops on a variety of small business topics.

Upcoming Live Workshops


Upcoming Live Online Workshops

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Live Event

Marketing Part 1: Developing Your Marketing Plan - 6/16/2021

June 16, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.
Need to get started on your marketing plan? In this webinar, we show you how to define your target market, set pricing and differentiate yourself from competitors. Read more
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Live Event

Marketing Part 2: Promoting Your Business - 6/17/2021

June 17, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.
In this webinar, we walk you through the fundamentals of digital promotion, including SEO and social media advertising, and show you how to create a promotional plan. Read more
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Live Event

Selling to the Federal Government Market - 6/22/2021

June 22, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.
Learn how to identify subcontracting opportunities and market your product or service to prime contractors. Read more
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Press Release

Small Business Mentors Awarded for Community Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Washington D.C. chapter was selected from among 241 SCORE chapters nationwide based on its quick and effective response in supporting small business owners during the COVID-19... Read more

Local Coronavirus Business Resources

SCORE Washington DC is committed to supporting small businesses during these unprecedented times. We will continue to provide mentoring through remote means and provide updated... Read more

Recorded Webinar

Commercial Leasing: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Landmines

In this webinar, we’ll take you, step-by-step, through a typical leasing process, identify pitfalls and common mistakes, enabling you to negotiate a deal. Read more

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SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They 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?

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