About Us

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides mentoring and training services. SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has 389 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with 10,500 volunteers nationwide. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. SCORE was founded in 1964. We are America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE Has Helped Nearly 8 Million Small Businesses.Talk to SCORE again and again. There's no limit on mentoring. Ask SCORE or access other SCORE services. Long term mentoring is a great help. And, specialty experts can help as you request answers to specific questions.

SCORE's goal is to help you live your dream. SCORE volunteers are successful entrepreneurs and executives who love business and want to share their knowledge with you, so you can succeed too. SCORE works with the SBA. The SBA is the government's source of information on small business. The SBA also provides guarantees to lenders for small business loans.

Grand Strand SCORE was founded in 1984 and provides over 1100 services to over 400 clients per year. We have over 25 counselors who provide:

  • Mentoring advice 24/7 Ask SCORE online
  • In Person Mentoring in our office, at your place of business or in one of many options
  • Low-cost or free workshops
  • "How to" articles and business templates
  • Online workshops and learning