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SCORE Southern Maryland volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties.

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Black Entrepreneurs

2021 Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Pitch Event
April 6-7

Are you a Black Entrepreneur? Are you looking for prize money to assist in funding your business? Don't miss out on your chance to master the art of persuasion and be crowned one of the 2021 SCORE Black Entrepreneurs Pitch Event winners. First step: register now for our free 2/25 webinar "How to Pitch Your Product or Service." 

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Live Online Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Attend a Workshop Taught by Local Experts!

SCORE Washington DC mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Due to COVID-19, our workshops will be held online until further notice. Click below to view live online workshops on a variety of small business topics.

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Free Remote Mentoring for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Professionals Get Free Business Mentoring Today!

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, SCORE mentors will meet with clients remotely. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions. If you don’t already have a SCORE mentor, you can request a remote business mentor today.

You can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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2021 Black Entrepreneurs Virtual Pitch Event

Are you a Black Entrepreneur? Are you looking for prize money to assist in funding your business? Don't miss out on your chance to participate in the 2021 SCORE DC's Black... Read more

Local Event

How to Pitch Your Product or Service

Do you have a product or service that’s ready to go to market? Are you ready to secure an angel investment? Join us for our FREE webinar "How to Pitch Your Product or Service." ... Read more

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Spotlight: SCORE client Jeff Benya and Curmudgeon Books

Just like the story line in The Little Engine That Could, SCORE client Jeff Benya of Curmudgeon Books had the steepest of climbs to establish a successful independent book shop at... Read more

Coronavirus Resources for Small Businesses


The Small Business Administration (SBA) has information regarding assistance and guidance that covers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), SBA debt relief, express bridge loans, SBA resources, and government contracting is on the site.

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The State of Maryland has taken far-reaching and proactive steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across our state. A complete description of actions the state has taken, including resources for businesses, can be found at the following site.

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Center for Disease Control

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is also providing information on how business owners can keep their businesses and employees healthy. Please visit their website for official guides, tips, and more.

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Share Your Expertise

SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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