Port Charlotte SCORE

Port Charlotte SCORE is a Chapter of The SCORE Association, a national nonprofit organization formed in 1964, which is dedicated to the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses by educating and counseling entrepreneurs. The Association’s 13,000 volunteers in 2013 provided mentoring, both face to face and email mentoring, workshops, roundtables, advisory boards etc. to 124,617 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs which assisted in 38,630 new businesses being formed and 67,319 jobs created.

Chapter 318 was established in 1985. The Chapter’s 30 volunteers donated over 3500 hours in 2013 by providing help to clients and toward running the Chapter.

SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in accounting, finance, marketing, sales, management, business plan preparation, manufacturing, and intellectual property. We have assisted many clients in obtaining business loans.

Port Charlotte SCORE volunteers provide free, confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. Port Charlotte SCORE also offers seminars, workshops and roundtables that are appropriate for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.