Help your business start, grow and thrive with free expert advice.

SCORE Richmond offers free, confidential mentoring, affordable workshops, networking events and extensive online content – scroll below for more information.

Connect with SCORE Richmond

Free Mentoring

Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of our mentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.

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Workshops & Events

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a local expert and connect with other business owners in the community.

Take a Workshop

Online Library

If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the informtion you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Browse Library

Ask SCORE

Got business questions? Gray Poehler's got answers in his bi-weekly Ask SCORE article, published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read more

Volunteer with SCORE

SCORE offers many ways to volunteer and give back to small business communities nationwide. Read more

SCORE Richmond Local Events

Live Event
Online

One-Page Business Plan Workshop

January 11, 2022, 6:30pm EST
Via Zoom

SCORE Workshop: “Picture Your Success with a One-Page Business Model” This is another in SCORE’s successful “Best Practices Workshop Series”. January 11, 2022, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p... Read more

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Live Event
Online

Digital Marketing for Small Businesses

January 20, 2022, 6:30pm EST
Via Zoom

SCORE Digital Marketing for Small Businesses online workshop, scheduled for Thursday, January 20, 20222 at 6:30 PM. Registration Fee is $30. Read more

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Live Event
In Person

How to Start Your Own Business Workshop

January 28, 2022, 9:00am EST
BizWorks

Once again, SCORE Richmond is offering one of its most popular workshops IN PERSON at BizWorks. Learn the basics for starting a business from local, experienced small business... Read more

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Our Mentors

Technology
IT professional with extensive and diverse experience within the automotive industry. Strong background in managing... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I enjoy coaching and mentoring owners and leaders of startups and small businesses, helping them determine and focus on... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Financing / Capital Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
I am an experienced former commercial banker with extensive knowledge in commercial lending, cash flow analysis,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Legal Issues
I was an employee and partner of McGuireWoods LLP, a large national and international law firm, from 1969 to 2014. I... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Technology
Experienced in general management, governance, strategic management, risk management, and operational and system... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Business Plans / Startup Assistance Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Government Regulations & Contracting Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Operations Operations
As an entrepreneur, founder and owner of for-profit enterprises and non-profit venues, I have helped varied businesses... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Technology
I can help you plan, start, operate, and grow, your business. Develop your value proposition and business plan... Read More >
Human Resources Operations
I am currently a business coach and utilizing my 40+ years of business experience, to help others with their needs. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Steve Spiro 215.279.3949 | 800.242.2017 | steve@elpescador.com... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Seasoned print professional and Business owner with demonstrated accomplishments in account management, budgeting, I... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I would like to volunteer to use my business skills to help local businesses or communities. This allows me to interact... Read More >
Other
Share my knowledge, skills, and wisdom for the good of our communities. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help improve your business performance in marketing, business strategy, and operations. I started and operated my... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Skilled and agile people leader building strong and engaged teams even in times of organizational uncertainty. A skill... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
My expertise is in the areas of manufacturing, R D, product development, quality assurance, and operations in general.... Read More >
Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
* Provide strategic vision to the organization * Develop key partner alliances and vendor relations * Strengthen brand... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help improve business performance in strategy, finance, marketing, sales, operations, and resource management. As... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I have experience in financial planning analysis which can help you understand and improve your business... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Customer Relations Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Other Strategy & Planning
Curtis has lived in city of Richmond since 1976 and has served and held leadership positions on a variety of non-profit... Read More >
Buying or Selling a Business
My current mentoring focus is helping clients develop exit strategies and in buying / selling a business. I also... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Franchising Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Strong passion for creating business strategies and executing fully integrated marketing and branding plans resulting... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Legal Issues Operations Technology
As a CPA, I do receive many tax and business formation questions. However, I truly enjoy mentoring new and existing... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations
As a management professional with experience in hospital administration and retail business operations, I have... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Johns career included time working in the Corporate world and in his own Consultant Business. His Corporate experience... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Technology
I can help improve your business planning and operations. I have extensive management consulting experience in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Vance Chemical Services, Midlothian, Virginia 2011-present Consulting and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Stewart Gloyer spent 38 years in the chemical industry working in research, commercial development, marketing, and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I enjoy helping new entrepreneurs in their early stages of business. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Over 40+ years of Consumer Products and Services Management experience. Product Manager of Consumer products for and... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Retired from Eastman Kodak in 2000 as Director, Worldwide Manufacturing Quality Assurance. Worked in and held positions... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital
To assist small businesses in the community with information to help support their business Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Financing / Capital Government Regulations & Contracting Non-Profit Operations
I find the concept essential to the foundation and economic growth of our country. I enjoy providing my expertise to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Human Resources Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
I would like to use my experience as a CFO for small and medium sized businesses to help entrepreneurs in that area. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
My career has ben built on Conceiving, Strategically planing and developing Sales and Marketing for services and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
My goal is to better position a business for success through marketing, branding, new products and overall business... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I am the President of a steel distribution company with sales of over a billion dollars. I have been very fortunate... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Business strategy, planning, brainstorming, estimating, budgeting, technology, IT strategy Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
Small in-home business owner with experience in the Education and Energy Industry, and with expertise in marketing and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
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Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I have extensive experience in finance and accounting as well as manufacturing, operations and sales management. I can... Read More >