Service Corps of Retired Executives, Small Business Administration

SCORE, which consists of locally chartered volunteer organizations funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), pro­vides free, expert, problem-solving assistance to small businesses. Helping American small businesses to prosper has been SCORE’S goal since the program began in 1964. SCORE tries to match counselor experience with client needs and provide one-on-one counseling. SCORE also conducts well-developed, pre-business workshops and a variety of business-oriented seminars and training sessions.


  • SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs.
  • Resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.
  • Formed in 1964, SCORE provides a public service to America by offering small business advice and training.
  • SCORE has 16 employees (02-2007).

SCORE Volunteers

SCORE’s 10,500 volunteer counselors have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business.

Contact SCORE

Visit SCORE’S home page at, call (800) 634-0245, or fax (202) 205-7636 To contact W. Kenneth Yancey Jr., SCORE’S chief executive officer, call (202) 205-6762.

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