We're Here for the Life of Your Business

Get your business going and growing with SCORE. Get free mentoring with one of our experienced business mentors and expand your skills with free and low cost workshops and webinars. Write a professional business plan using our templates and resources. 

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Pride Month

SCORE Grand Strand is proud to provide mentoring and resources to help LGBTQIA-owned businesses in our community succeed. If you’d like to make a difference for local entrepreneurs, apply to volunteer today!

Learn more about how SCORE helped Karen Foley and her non-profit, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition.

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Part of planning for a disaster or crisis is to prioritize the health and safety of your employees.

Find more resources for business safety guidance, tips and step-by-step plans to manage workplace health and safety.

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Juneteenth

June 19th is #Juneteenth!

SCORE Grand Strand is helping address the unique needs of Black entrepreneurs in our community with the resources and support they need to thrive. Visit our free online resource hub, SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs.

Lifelong Learning Matters

Continue to grow your knowledge base on how small businesses become successful with SCORE Grand Strand. SCORE offers a library full of beneficial resources, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring to help you continue to grow.

Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Get to know Grand Strand SCORE

Get to Know Grand Strand SCORE!

Did you know that there is a resource right here on the Grand Strand that matches seasoned and certified subject matter expert consultants with small businesses? Did you know that this organization has assisted international brands such as Jelly Belly and Vera Bradley, as well as local brands like Eggs Up Grill and the Power of Elderberries? 

Read more now!

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Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever.

We'd love to talk to you about mentoring volunteer opportunities with our SCORE chapter. We 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. 

Learn More

- Upcoming Local Workshops and Online Webinars -

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Reach Customers Online with Google

July 7, 2022, 11:00am EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to: - Create a free Google Business Profile and learn how to attract and engage with customers directly from the Search page and Google...

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July 7: Your Marketing Roadmap - Stop Selling and Start Educating

July 7, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 2 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the effectiveness of educating customers instead of trying to "sell" to them.

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July 12: Video Marketing Strategies That Generate Engagement and Leads

July 12, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use video marketing strategies to generate customer engagement and new business leads.

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FMU Business Smart Series

July 13, 2022, 10:00am EDT

-Key steps to getting your business off the ground-10 Pitfalls to avoid when starting a business -Various financing options -Basic requirements for borrowing money -Five C’s of...

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July 14: Ask an Expert - Retail Strategies that Address Supply Chain, Automated Technology, Social Commerce and More

July 14, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for an hour-long live Q&A led by retail expert Ritchie Sayner, who is dedicated to answering your retail questions.

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July 19: Ask an Expert - Solutions to the Challenges of Rural Business Ownership

July 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for this hour-long session solely dedicated to answering your questions about rural business ownership.

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Social Media as Digital Marketing

July 21, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Social Media is an inevitable part of marketing nowadays. This workshop is focused on the concepts of digital presence, concise messaging for a targeted audience, and the...

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July 21: Small Business Cybersecurity and Scam Defense Strategy Update for 2022-2023

July 21, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Cyber experts will provide critical updates on how criminals are leveraging technological advancements to commit fraud and scams and how to protect your business.

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August 2: Your Marketing Roadmap - Content, Publicity and Personal Branding

August 2, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Part 3 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series will address how to integrate content marketing, publicity and personal branding to grow your business.

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September 6: Your Marketing Roadmap - Ask the Questions You Need Answered

September 6, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 4 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series the floor is open to you to ask our expert your marketing questions.

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SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

Visit SCORE for All

 

Share Your Expertise

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. 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?

Become a SCORE Volunteer