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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SUPPORT CINCINNATI SMALL BUSINESS

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 >>

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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

Glendale
Manufacturing, DOD, retail, & restaurants

Nessa Meguire

Cincinnati
Accounting & firm ownership

Howard Bonem

West Chester
Psychology firm ownership

Leslie Marmor

Liberty Township
HR development & customer relations

Ryan Kassner

Loveland
Sales & marketing

Yashica Gayle

Cincinnati
HR & labor relations

Richard Munson

West Chester
Business ownership

Chloe Voelker

Mt. Adams
Implementation consulting for software

James Rollo

Union, Ky.
Equipment finance companies

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.

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE is Celebrating Black Business Month

Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years.  SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution. 

  • We’re here to close the opportunity gap. 
  • We’re here to take action. 
  • We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge.

Visit the SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs resource hub designed to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

Visit SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

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
Online

August 23: Three Key Principles to Help Your Business Work for You

August 23, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

What do you do when your business takes over your time and money? In this webinar, you will learn how to make your business work for you.

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Live Event
Online

August 25: How to Start a Business for Creative Types, Idea People, and Anybody with Passion

August 25, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Are you a writer, painter, carpenter, or have some other marketable talent? In this webinar, you will learn how to take your passion and start a creative business.

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Live Event
Online

August 26- So, You Want to Start a Nonprofit?

August 26, 2022, 10:00am EDT
Click to Attend: https://bit.ly/3JObvGi

Are you thinking of launching a nonprofit organization? Or has yours already lifted off and now you wonder what’s next? Join Dean and Libby in this workshop so you can aim your...

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Live Event
In Person

Small Business Dream to Reality - What it Takes - August

August 27, 2022, 9:00am EDT
Alloy/HCDC

New entrepreneurs will gain valuable insights into Small Business Fundamentals! From validating your concept to planning your next steps, this course will take you through the...

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Live Event
Online

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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Live Event
Online

September 8: HUBZone Certification Process and Program Updates

September 8, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our presenter will explain how the HUBZone Certification Program can open the door for your business to receive federal contract dollars.

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Live Event
In Person

Leveraging Social Media for Success-September

September 10, 2022, 9:30am EDT
CMC Office Suites

In Person - Want to reach your customer through Social Media? Need a plan to boost your success? This is the workshop to propel your Small Business to the top of the Social Media...

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Live Event
Online

September 15: Live Q&A - Expert Solutions and Advice for Hispanic-Owned Businesses

September 15, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for an hour-long Q&A session aimed at helping Hispanic business owners In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Live Event
In Person

Finance-Funding Small Business Essentials-Sept.

September 20, 2022, 9:30am EDT
Central Bank

This in-person workshop helps you understand the value of Financial reports and how they are used to obtain Funding. Whether you are a Small Business or a Start-up you will gain...

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Live Event
Online

September 20: Business Types and Models that are Recession Resistant

September 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our expert presenter will look at past recessions to determine business trends, types, and models best suited to resist future economic downturns.

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In Person

Confluence 2022

September 29, 2022, 9:00am EDT
Mayerson Hall - Hebrew Union College

SCORE presents Confluence™ an annual program of speakers, panels, networking, and exhibition curated to empower small businesses with resources, information, opportunities and...

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Live Event
Online

September 29: 2022 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

September 29, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Learn what actions you can take to favorably impact your 2022 tax bill and what federal changes you should be aware of so you know what tax breaks apply to you.

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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