Get Free Expert Mentoring from SCORE Southern Maryland to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

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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Spotlight on SCORE Southern Maryland Clients

SCORE Southern Maryland Empowers Fitness Leader

I knew I had a successful business concept because my female-only fitness gym was outgrowing my home’s basement.  SCORE helped me develop the roadmap I needed to follow to secure... Read more

SCORE Southern Maryland Illuminates PegaPod's Pathway to Success

The Mentors at SCORE have been instrumental in assisting PegaPod to build out a critical path for a soft business launch. The pathway to launch SCORE Mentors has provided (so far... Read more

Success is Sweet!

SCORE got us from concept to actualization in quick order.  Also, SCORE provided me with a second set of eyes on the plan/project. Read more


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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Upcoming Local Events

Live Event

Certifying as an 8(a) Company 10/4/2022

October 4, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom.

Learn the benefits and eligibility requirements of the federal government’s 8(a) program and find out how to become certified as an 8(a) company. Registration Fee: $25. Read more

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Live Event

Small Business Essentials Evening Edition October Series - 10/2022

October 13, 2022, 6:59pm EDT
Live virtual webinars via Zoom

Register for all three webinars in this month’s Small Business Essentials Evening Edition at once. Plus get two bonus webinar recordings. Registration Fee: $45. Read more

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Live Event

Creating a Quick Business Plan - 10/13/2022 @7pmET

October 13, 2022, 7:00pm EDT
Live virtual webinar via Zoom

You have a great business idea, but what is the next step? In this webinar we show you how to write your Value Proposition and draft a one-page business plan. Registration Fee: $25 Read more

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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.

Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

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