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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Financial Basics for New Small Businesses - 9/24/20 - C0001

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00pm EDT
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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Live Webinar

Five Mistakes That Are Killing Your Business and How to Avoid Them - 9/30 - C0390

Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 12:00pm EDT
Many mistakes can derail a business, but five in particular are the most common many small businesses don't realize they are making and how serious their impact is on their survival. This webinar will reveal the five mistakes that can kill your business, identify how to avoid them from the start, and if you are making them, how to fix them fast. Read more
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Local Event

Small Business Essentials October Series -10/2020 - C0001

Thursday, October 08, 2020, 12:00pm EDT
Live, virtual webinar via Zoom.
SCORE's Small Business Essentials Webinar Series was developed to prepare anyone who is considering starting a business to make the decisions and plans you need to successfully launch your business. All webinars are taught by experienced certified SCORE Mentors. For more information, visit Read more
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SCORE Washington DC Mentoring Locations

SCORE Washington DC offers walk-in appointments at this location on an as available basis. We strongly suggest that you schedule an appointment ahead of time as we do not... 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


Pitch Winner Spotlight: Connie Inukai & Tip 'n Split

Connie Inukai loved to dine out with her friends, but, at age 68, she had trouble reading the small print on menus and bills in dimly lit restaurants. She was not alone in this... 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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