Free small business mentoring, counseling, and resources

Connect with SCORE Charleston SC

Get a Free Mentor

Whether you’re starting out or in business, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert consultants committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face or connect with one of our online SCORE mentors.

Get a Mentor

Workshops & Events

Register for no- or low-cost training in Charleston, Summerville, Mt Pleasant and other communities. We provide classes & workshops on dozens of business topics. Get instruction from a local expert and network with business owners in the community.

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Learn what is required to start a business or how to grow an existing small business. Get your FAQ answered on topics including legal, social media marketing, tax requirements and so much more.

Small Business FAQ


SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. We lead seminars and workshops to help small business owners meet their goals and... Read more

Resource Library

Our library of resources is available 24/7. We have so many tools and templates to help you jump start your road to success. Read more

How Else Can SCORE Help?

SCORE provides a number of free services in the Charleston area as well as surronding communities, including Summerville, Mt Pleasant, North Charleston as well as Dorchester and Berkeley County. Business coaches and mentors can help you with many activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Create a business plan or start a business.
  • The SCORE consultants can also help you find financing including small business loans or grants to grow your business
  • Review tactics for improving sales.
  • Help with creating a digital marketing campaign, including using social media.
  • Search Engine Optimatization (SEO) advice.
  • Workshops and networking events.
  • Ongoing free business coaching.
  • Learn what is required to start a business, grow an existing one, or even get help with business valuations.

There are dozens of other services provided by Charleston SCORE. Find more details on the site, and be sure to like and follow us on Facebook.