Here's just one of many testimonials we've received at our SCORE Chapter.

"How would you like to be in a room with seasoned, successful professionals who are offering to help you build your company, and that don’t want this meeting to be a one-off, but for the process to continue until your company has reached it’s organizational goals? ….. and this service is free!

Mentor Group’s Startup Contest Back for Second Year

A local nonprofit is tweaking its game plan and targeting younger companies in Year 2 of its startup contest that puts $8,500 in prize money up for grabs.

Richmond SCORE, which offers free mentorship to small businesses in the area, will open registration for its second annual SCOREcard Competition on Jan. 3.

The contest is open to startups and nonprofits less than 1 year old. The winner will receive $5,000 and one year of free office space at the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s building, while second place gets $2,500 and third gets $1,000.

SCORE Launching Startup Business Competition with $5,000 Grand Prize

The Richmond-area chapter of SCORE is holding another contest for entrepreneurs in the region — with a prize of $5,000 and a year of free office space for first place.

Entrepreneurs who have been in business for less than a year — or are thinking of starting a business — are eligible to enter the SCORECard Business Model Canvas Competition. Nonprofits also are encouraged to enter. 

Your Success is Our Mission

Whether you are in the planning stages, or are ready to go to the next level, chapter volunteers are here to help you with free mentoring and low-cost training.