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. 

Black Entrepreneurs

2021 Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Pitch Event
April 6-7

Are you a Black Entrepreneur? Are you looking for prize money to assist in funding your business? Don't miss out on your chance to master the art of persuasion and be crowned one of the 2021 SCORE Black Entrepreneurs Pitch Event winners. First step: register now for our free 2/25 webinar "How to Pitch Your Product or Service." 

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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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Local Event

Using YouTube to Grow Your Business

March 4, 2021, 12:00pm EST
Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand. Read more
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Local Event

Registering and Selling to the Federal Government Market | Two Webinar Series - Q1-2021 -C0001

March 9, 2021, 11:55am EST
Live, virtual webinar via Zoom.
If you are not already selling your product or service to the federal government, you may be missing out on a major market opportunity. In these two webinars, you will learn what’s required to be a federal supplier, how to register as a federal small business, where to find opportunities and how to market your product/service to prime contractors. Read more
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Local Event

Registering to Sell to the Federal Government Market - 3/9/2021 -C0001

March 9, 2021, 12:00pm EST
Live, virtual webinar via Zoom.
Did you know that 23+ percent of all prime government contract dollars are awarded to small businesses? Learn what’s required to be a federal supplier and how to register as a federal small business so you can tap into this major market opportunity. 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


SCORE in the News

SCORE DC mentor Ann Lim, her client Madelle Kangha and SCORE itself were featured in the 10/28 Washington Post Magazine article The Risks and Rewards of the Covid Career Makeover. 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.

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