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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Local SCORE Volunteers Are Recognized for Their Leadership

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The Many Reasons to Mentor

SCORE mentors are deeply experienced businessmen and women -- some still working, others retired -- looking to share their knowledge and support the start up and growth of local small businesses. Read and hear why they volunteer and what they get out of it.

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Meet the Winners

Meet the four 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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Pitch event winners: Libra Riley, Dr. Charlene Brown, Mark Dozier and Sonia and Bill Massey

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.

Find Your Mentor!

 

 

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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Registering and Selling to the Federal Government | Two Webinar Series – Q3 2021

September 28, 2021, 11:59am EDT
Live virtual webinars via Zoom.

Register for both Federal Government Market webinars this quarter at once. Look for registration confirm emails for each webinar after registering for the Series. Reg Fee: $40

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Registering to Sell to the Federal Government Market - 9/28/2021

September 28, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.

Learn what’s required to be a federal supplier and how to become certified as a federal “small business.” Registration Fee: $25

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Selling to the Federal Government Market - 10/5/2021

October 5, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.

Learn how to identify subcontracting opportunities and market your product or service to prime contractors. Registration Fee: $25

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Small Business Essentials October Series - 10/2021

October 14, 2021, 11:59am EDT
Live virtual webinars via Zoom.

Register for all five Small Business Essentials webinars this month at once. Look for registration confirm emails for each webinar after registering for the Series. Reg Fee: $79

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Creating a Quick Business Plan - 10/14/2021

October 14, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.

You have a great business idea, but what is the next step? In this webinar we show you how to write your Value Proposition and draft a one-page business plan. Registration Fee: $25

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Setting Up a New Business Entity - 10/15/2021

October 15, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.

What legal structure is best? What licenses and insurance do I need? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to make sure your business conducts its affairs legally. Registration Fee: $...

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Marketing Part 1: Developing Your Marketing Plan - 10/20/2021

October 20, 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. Reg Fee: $25

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Marketing Part 2: Promoting Your Business - 10/21/2021

October 21, 2021, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.

In this webinar, we walk you through common promotional methods, including social media, networking, and referrals, and show you how to create a promotional plan. Reg Fee: $25

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Developing Financial Projections for Your New Small Business - 10/28/2021

October 28, 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. Registration Fee: $25

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Small Business Essentials November Series - 11/2021

November 11, 2021, 11:59am EST
Live virtual webinars via Zoom.

Register for all five Small Business Essentials webinars this month at once. Look for registration confirm emails for each webinar after registering for the Series. Reg Fee: $79

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I Mentor Because....

SCORE mentors are deeply experienced businessmen and women -- some still working, others retired -- looking to share their knowledge and support the start up and growth of local... Read more

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

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.

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