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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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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Updates to PPP, EIDL, SBA and Other Programs - 1/26/21 -C0001

January 26, 2021, 12:00pm EST
Live, virtual webinar via Zoom.
The new pandemic relief and stimulus package includes a second round of PPP loans, new EIDL Loan Advances for low-income communities, extensions of SBA loan programs, and other changes that could impact small business owners. This webinar will go over a wide range of important changes, some of which are retroactive to 2020. Read more
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Marketing Part 1: Developing Your Marketing Plan -1/27/21 -C0001

January 27, 2021, 12:00pm EST
Live, virtual webinar via Zoom.
Many entrepreneurs create products or services they can't sell no matter how hard they work. It doesn't have to be this way. This webinar will help you build a road map you can use to identify your ideal clients and discover a value proposition that will set you above your competition. We will also review pricing and place strategies. Read more
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Financial Basics for New Small Businesses - 1/28/21 -C0001

January 28, 2021, 12:00pm EST
Live, virtual webinar via Zoom.
You're starting or have started your new small business. Great!! But . . . you’re worried about whether you can make a profit and how you will manage your cash flow. If you need help in any of these areas, this webinar is for you! We'll review calculating your startup costs, projecting sales, creating a projected P&L and cash flow statement. Read more
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CornerBazar Created During Pandemic

The CornerBazar, an immersive shopping experience, was designed by SCORE DC client Marissa Sams and Nya Laemayhu as a way to launch FOUND, an evolving collection of curated... 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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