The SCORE association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a non-profit association with 389 chapters in locations throughout the United States. Local chapters provide free counseling and low cost workshops in their communities.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Chapter 68, is a locally-chartered volunteer association and resource partner of the Small Business Administration. SCORE Memphis offers free and confidential counseling to start up businesses and existing small businesses that seek advice. SCORE Memphis serves the Tennessee counties of Shelby, Tipton, Fayette and adjoining counties in Arkansas and Mississippi.
SCORE Mission Statement
“SCORE Provides Resources and Expertise to Maximize the Success of Existing and Emerging Small Business.”
SCORE Builds Legacy of Service
Since 1964, SCORE’s mission has been focused on the American dream of small business ownership. SCORE works by matching business management counselors with current and prospective small business owners in need of expert advice. In the 1970s, when SCORE chapters were formed, SCORE expanded its services to offer workshops and seminars on a variety of business issues. In 1996, SCORE ventured online to provide small business advice via email, serving the needs of entrepreneurs on a 24/7 basis. Today, SCORE provides more than 400,000 counseling and training sessions each year, including more than 100,000 counseling sessions conducted by email counselors online. For more information on SCORE at the national level on email counseling and excellent small business information links see www.score.org.
SCORE members are experienced business experts who are presently working or are retired business executives, business owners or operations managers. They have received specialized training in counseling and mentoring. SCORE members are trained to serve as business counselors. They mentor to the aspiring entrepreneur and business owner.
SCORE’s volunteers provide general business advice on:
- How to Start a Business
- Writing a Business Plan
- Market Potential
- Assessing Capital Needs
- Cash Flow Management
- Types of Organization
- Buying a Business or Franchise
- Keeping Records
- Insurance Needs
- Selling a Business
SCORE services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability. Persons with disabilities may request reasonable (special) accommodations (with a two-week advance notice). For special accommodations, please contact:
SCORE Office located in Clark Tower
5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 1701
Memphis, Tennessee 38137