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. 

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

Marketing Part 1: Developing Your Marketing Plan - 4/14/21

April 14, 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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Local Event

Marketing Part 2: Promoting Your Business - 4/15/21

April 15, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.
In this webinar, we walk you through how to build your marketing message and promotional plan. We also review high level steps to set up an effective website. Read more
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Local Event

Financial Basics for New Small Businesses - 4/22/21

April 22, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.
In this webinar, we show you how to calculate startup costs, develop sales projections and create projected profit and loss and cashflow statements. Read more
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Black Entrepreneurs

Thank You...

To all who participated in this year's Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Pitch Event as well as our Sponsors and Partners. We hope to announce our 4 winners within a week.


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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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Share Your Expertise

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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