Welcome to SCORE Greater Cincinnati

Our chapter provides free business One on One or Team Counseling for existing and new businesses, free to low-cost business workshops, and free local and national business resources. Get connected with SCORE Greater Cincinnati today!

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We are recruiting business professionals and retired business professionals to help grow the impact on Cincinnati’s small business community! In 2021, SCORE Greater Cincinnati provided free business mentorship to more than 1,000 new clients and helped start 224 small businesses, leading to the creation of 504 new jobs. Learn more about how you can create an impact in the Greater Cincinnati business community! Read More >>

Become a Volunteer!

Meet Our New Mentors & Business Matter Experts!
Four new mentors and five subject matter experts have recently joined SCORE to help meet a growing demand for business mentoring. Find Your Mentor >>

Jerry Blais

Manufacturing, DOD, retail, & restaurants

Nessa Meguire

Accounting & firm ownership

Howard Bonem

West Chester
Psychology firm ownership

Leslie Marmor

Liberty Township
HR development & customer relations

Ryan Kassner

Sales & marketing

Yashica Gayle

HR & labor relations

Richard Munson

West Chester
Business ownership

Chloe Voelker

Mt. Adams
Implementation consulting for software

James Rollo

Union, Ky.
Equipment finance companies

Volunteer Open House!

SCORE provides an opportunity to use your business skills and expertise to give back to the community by sharing your knowledge with new entrepreneurs and small business owners.

SCORE allows you to form new friendships and enjoy the camaraderie of an active social organization that is providing a much-needed service to the community.

As a SCORE mentor, you will find a new sense of purpose and gain recognition for your efforts and accomplishments.

Learn about the certification process that allows our volunteers to apply their skills and experience in a confident, tested manner. Hear about the impact our 100~ volunteers make in the Tri-state Small Business community. Explore the 4 options of membership, each providing a valuable contribution.

Learn More & Register

SCORE Greater Cincinnati Client of the Year 2021

Aclipse Campervans (Winner)

Aclipse Campervans is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We rent fully equipped campervans for those who are passionate about adventures big and small.

Bailey Family Catering (Runner Up)

Bailey Family Catering serves Cincinnati, OH and the surrounding areas, offering meal catering and delivery services for events and parties.

November 1 - 5 is

National Veterans Small Business Week

Veterans Small Business Week is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions veterans have made to the American small business community.

Be sure to check out the Veteran Entrepreneurs Hub for content and webinars created especially for veteran business owners and realted SCORE success stories like Mutt's Sauce!

Veteran Entrepreneurs Hub
Charlynda Scales of Mutt's Sauce

What's happening in November?

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November 26th

Small Business Saturday

Last year SCORE helped clients start 25,084 new small business around the country! Which local small business will you support? Shop small business and make a big impact!

View Success Stories
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November 29th

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities around the world. Help our small business community thrive by contributing to SCORE.

Donate Today

Here's What Four of Our Clients Have to Say

Celebrating Deelicious Pound Cakes |
Dee-licious Pound Cakes 

Stephanie Rousseau Shares her business success and working with SCORE.

Annetta Waters |
Eleven 22 Vegan

Annetta was already a successful salon owner. Then she launched Eleven 22 Vegan.

Celebrating Sure Point Solutions |
Sure Point Solutions

Erica has grown a successful business. Today she uses her SCORE Mentor to bounce of ideas and receive advice.

Get a Shift Staffing |
Get A Shift Staffing

Celebrating Black History Month and our client's success. Katrina Brown

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 or Webinar

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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 Business Resources

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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.

Upcoming Events

Live Event

How To Build A Website for Your Business - Live Q&A

December 6, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Want to know how to build a website for your business? Our expert presenter will answer your questions live! Register now and learn how to get customers online!

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Live Event

How To Write A Business Plan and Avoid Getting Stuck

December 7, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn how to create a professional business plan to help you take action and how to avoid getting stuck in the planning process.

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Live Event

How to Trademark Your Business Brand

December 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain the basics of trademarks and how it can help protect your business brands and identifiers.

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Live Event

Can You Start a Business in a Recession?

December 13, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Learn the advantages of starting a business in a recession! Discover how to prepare now so you can flourish in economic downturns!

Read more >
Live Event
In Person

Holiday Party 2022

December 14, 2022, 5:30pm EST
Kenwood Country Club

There is no better way to enjoy the Holidays than with friends! Greater Cincinnati SCORE would like to invite you and a guest for an evening of Hors d'oeuvres and drinks. The...

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Live Event

Starting an E-commerce Business – Tips to Selling Online

December 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of e-commerce and how you can successfully find customers and sell your products online.

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Live Event

Starting a Business - How To Build a Foundation That Lasts

December 20, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the tools, mindset and skills you’ll need to build a solid business foundation that will help you overcome future obstacles.

Read more >
Live Event

Starting A Business On Shoestring Budget In 2023

December 28, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Starting a business on a budget is becoming easier than ever before. Moving into 2023, learn how you can save money starting a business.

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Live Event

Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned or Veteran-Owned Business

December 29, 2022, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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Live Event

Should You Get Certified as a Woman-owned, Veteran-owned or Minority-owned Business?

January 19, 2023, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

Read more >

Discover How SCORE Can Assist With Your Small Business Startup

For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free, confidential business education and mentoring.

Most of our mentors are experienced business owners and managers. They understand your challenges because they’ve faced them too.

Your SCORE mentor can be both your coach and cheerleader to help you start or grow your business.

Find a Mentor