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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.

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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

About Richmond SCORE

What is SCORE Richmond and how it can help startups and small businesses?

Mentorship is a great way to learn and take your business to the next level. Bill Bevins, Channel 6 - Virginia This Morning Show, sat down with Kathy Kowalski, SCORE Richmond Chapter Co-Chairperson and Ames Russell, Founder/CEO of AR's Hot Southern Honey who shared their insight.

SCORE Richmond Local Events

Live Event
Online

One-Page Business Plan Workshop

January 10, 2023, 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 10, 2023, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p... Read more

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Live Event
In Person

Ag-X Business Planning Workshop Series - In Person Registration

January 11, 2023, 6:00pm EST
The Dominion Energy Innovation Center

Announcing Central Virginia’s premier ag-enterprise business planning workshop series for start-ups and growing food, forestry and agriculture businesses. Read more

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Live Event
Online

So...You Want to Start a Business? Noon Session

January 19, 2023, 12:00pm EST
Via Zoom

A popular webinar from SCORE Richmond to help you figure out if you're ready and able to start your own business. We want to help you make sure your dream doesn't become a... Read more

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Live Event
Online

So...You Want to Start a Business? Evening Session

January 19, 2023, 6:00pm EST
Via Zoom

A popular webinar from SCORE Richmond to help you figure out if you're ready and able to start your own business. We want to help you make sure your dream doesn't become a... Read more

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Our Mentors

Budgeting Business Plan Cash Flow Customer Service Franchising Management & Operations Sales Strategy Development Work/Life Balance
I am looking to get into business coaching and feel that volunteering will help me with skill development and... Read More >
Human Resources Management & Operations Strategy Development
With over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, a PHR certification, and a passion for startups and small... Read More >
Funding/Loans
I am a retired businessman with a broad range of experience in finance. My work experience includes Strategic Financial... Read More >
Customer Service Marketing Strategy Development Technology
Better use digital resources to grow their businesses. Focus their time, energy and money on digital efforts that will... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Franchising Management & Operations
I am a small business owner and would like share what I have learned in my experience. I also coach others interested... Read More >
Customer Service Marketing Product Development
Feel like my years of experience should be able to be help others with similar challenges that I have faced ...... Read More >
Business Plan Funding/Loans Marketing Strategy Development Technology
After 25 years as a sales leader and entrepreneur, I am looking for opportunities to share my experience with others in... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I am the President of a steel distribution company with sales of over a billion dollars. I have been very fortunate... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
I would like to volunteer to use my business skills to help local businesses or communities. This allows me to interact... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Human Resources Management & Operations Strategy Development 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 >
Government Regulations Management & Operations Product Development
Skilled and agile people leader building strong and engaged teams even in times of organizational uncertainty. A skill... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
Stewart Gloyer spent 38 years in the chemical industry working in research, commercial development, marketing, and... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
My career has ben built on Conceiving, Strategically planing and developing Sales and Marketing for services and... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development
Johns career included time working in the Corporate world and in his own Consultant Business. His Corporate experience... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing
I enjoy helping new entrepreneurs in their early stages of business. Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development Technology
Business strategy, planning, brainstorming, estimating, budgeting, technology, IT strategy Read More >
Accounting & Finance Funding/Loans Management & Operations Strategy Development
I am an experienced former commercial banker with extensive knowledge in commercial lending, cash flow analysis,... Read More >
Management & Operations
Technology
IT professional with extensive and diverse experience within the automotive industry. Strong background in managing... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
Seasoned print professional and Business owner with demonstrated accomplishments in account management, budgeting, I... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
Steve Spiro 215.279.3949 | 800.242.2017 | steve@elpescador.com... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development Technology
I have experience in financial planning analysis which can help you understand and improve your business... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
I have extensive experience in finance and accounting as well as manufacturing, operations and sales management. I can... Read More >
Business Plan Franchising Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
Strong passion for creating business strategies and executing fully integrated marketing and branding plans resulting... Read More >
Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
Retired from Eastman Kodak in 2000 as Director, Worldwide Manufacturing Quality Assurance. Worked in and held positions... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Strategy Development Technology
I can help improve your business planning and operations. I have extensive management consulting experience in... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations
Accounting & Finance
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Business Plan Government Regulations Management & Operations Technology
Experienced in general management, governance, strategic management, risk management, and operational and system... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Product Development
My goal is to better position a business for success through marketing, branding, new products and overall business... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
Small in-home business owner with experience in the Education and Energy Industry, and with expertise in marketing and... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Technology
I can help you plan, start, operate, and grow, your business. Develop your value proposition and business plan... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
I enjoy coaching and mentoring owners and leaders of startups and small businesses, helping them determine and focus on... Read More >
Customer Service Marketing Product Development Technology
* Provide strategic vision to the organization * Develop key partner alliances and vendor relations * Strengthen brand... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Legal
I was an employee and partner of McGuireWoods LLP, a large national and international law firm, from 1969 to 2014. I... Read More >
Business Plan Business Plan Business Plan Government Regulations Government Regulations Government Regulations Management & Operations Management & Operations Management & Operations Marketing Marketing Marketing
As an entrepreneur, founder and owner of for-profit enterprises and non-profit venues, I have helped varied businesses... Read More >
Funding/Loans Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I am familiar with most aspects of running a small business, having owned and operated an independent insurance agency... Read More >
Management & Operations
My current mentoring focus is helping clients develop exit strategies and in buying / selling a business. I also... Read More >