What our Richmond clients are saying about us:

“SCORE is an incredible, FREE resource that can connect ANY business owner at ANY experience level to a seasoned and well-respected mentor and help you take your business to the next level and beyond. Since working with a SCORE mentor, my law firm has grown 30%+ per year and helped me establish goals and secure a path to retire in 10 years.” - Scott Golightly, Founder, Golightly Mulligan & Morgan, PLC  Law Firm

“We had many start-up challenges including access to capital, business planning and a business capabilities statement. Having to deal with so many challenges at once, our SCORE mentors helped us focus on those activities that were most important.  I think SCORE is a necessary tool for any entrepreneur or Start-up!"  - Gwen Hurt, Founder Shoe Crazy Wine 

"SCORE is a valued and trusted resource that I can go to no matter what phase or business challenges we are facing because of the breadth of their expertise in both Richmond and nationwide.    SCORE has a genuine interest in my success.  SCORE has opened up many doors and networks that led to us receiving a grant through RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “  - Matthew D. Rosen, CEO, TraceRx

“With the pandemic, we had to shift – quickly and effectively – to offer Telehealth services to our clients.  Having worked with SCORE for years, their leadership in consistently having us be the best company we could be for our clients had us very well prepared and positioned to serve the needs of our clients during this unthinkable pandemic.”  - Matt Bitsko, Founder and Director, Summit Emotional Health

“My SCORE mentors have been THE go-to resources for helping me successfully launch my growing business.  If you’re starting a business or looking to take an existing business to the next level, you’ll be rewarded tenfold by turning to SCORE!”  - Ames Russell, Founder, AR Hot Southern Honey

"SCORE provided me valuable mentorship in the beginning stages of my business.  My SCORE mentor introduce me to other useful people to expand my network and helped provide clarity.  I’m so appreciative of the free, pay-it-forward mentality of SCORE!”  - Nathaniel Marcus, Founder, OccasionGenius

“SCORE provided me with timely, expert guidance throughout my business development process.  I could always count on my mentor for objective, helpful advice.”  - Susan Martinson, Founder, Keep It Simple Syrup

“A few years ago, I had heard about SCORE from a friend so, when the opportunity of buying Halcyon Vintage Clothing arose, I went right to the website to request a meeting with a mentor.  It was one of the best things I could have done !  I honestly don’t think I would have been able to navigate all the ins and outs of buying a business on my own.  My mentor met with me on a regular basis and guided me every step of the way.  I am forever grateful to him and to SCORE for helping me to achieve my dream!”  - Didi Chisholm, Owner, Halcyon Vintage Clothing

"I am truly delighted by the help and commitment that SCORE-Richmond is giving me with my starting business TelBari-Organic Herbal Skincare. I have learned so much since I decided to join them. SCORE is helping  me with all my issues I am bringing to the table regarding my business. Thank you SCORE."  - Claudia Evelina Budu Cohn, PhD, Founder/CEO of Telbari Skin Care