SCORE Pinellas County is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.

We offer free personal, confidential mentoring and educational workshops virtually and in-person.

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Retired business experts help budding entrepreneurs score free workshops at St. Pete Beach Library

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Please visit our  Small Business Resilience Hub for COVID-19 business assistance and information on resources and financial support for Small Businesses.

Free Mentoring

SCORE mentors are industry veterans who "pay it forward" by donating their time and expertise to help new and existing businesses on their pathway to success. Mentoring services are provided by phone, email, video or in-person. Convenient appointment times including weekends.

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Workshops & Events

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled workshops and webinars. Unable to make those? Recorded Webinars and Courses on Demand  are also available to take at your convenience. 

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Free Resources

Business templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos and more are available to help you start and grow your business. A wide range of topics are covered including business planning, capital sources, legal issues, marketing & sales, accounting & cashflow and much, much more!

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SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

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

Visit the SCORE for ALL portal for curated content specific to Black, Hispanic, Women and Veteran Entrepreneurs.

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Grow with Google - Digital Readiness Series

SCORE is proud to announce a partnership with Grow with Google and the International Downtown Association (IDA) to launch a four-part free digital readiness series designed to help small business owners develop the skills they need to succeed online and grow their companies. You can complete just one module or all four—and you’ll receive a digital readiness badge for each module you complete.

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The Greenhouse - On Demand Series

Check out the latest recorded sessions from the Greenhouse - organized by business pathways: Startup, Growth, Resiliency and Small Business Enterprise.

Topics include business research, business planning, home-based business, legal structures, franchising, pricing, financing, taxes, marketing, sales and much, much more.


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The Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

The Startup Roadmap outlines each step in starting a business with detailed information and resources. And with SCORE, you don’t have to do it alone. Read more

Recorded Webinar

National Small Business Week Virtual Summit

Access the on-demand educational, informative, and inspiring sessions that took place during the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit, hosted by the SBA and SCORE. Read more

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Recorded Webinar

How to Find Opportunities and Test Your Ideas When Existing Assumptions are Challenged

Opportunities are still out there for those who know how to identify new markets, adjust methods to connect with customers and minimize unnecessary investments. Read more

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Recorded Webinar

Legal Structures

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of various legal structures, the formation requirements, potential liability risks and other legal issues to consider. Read more

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Course on Demand

Getting Your Business Online

Take this module to learn why it’s important for your business to have a presence online and how to choose between a social media page and a website for your first webpage. We’ll... Read more

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Course on Demand

Building and Growing Your Online Brand

In this module, we’ll discuss the difference between branding and marketing. We’ll also cover some branding basics and review the key ways you can brand your business online. Read more

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