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Oct 1 11AM-1PM: Payment Processing Financial Statements & Record Keeping at HCC SE

Oct 7 10AM-1PM: Create your own Feature-Rich Website and Blogs using WordPress at Palm Center Computer Lab

Oct 9 11AM-1PM: The Power of Email Marketing featuring Social Media Engagement in Bay City

Oct 11 9AM-4:15PM Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar - HCC Spring Branch

Oct 14 9AM-1PM Quickbooks for Beginners; a hands on workshop in our computer lab ...
register by OCT 8 and $AVE $31

Oct 15 11AM-1PM : SBA Loan Programs and What Lenders Look for in an Application at Houston Permitting Center

Oct 18 9AM-12PM Business Ownership Workshop in The Woodlands

Oct 23 6PM-8PM "Outrageous Success" by Susan Solovic; brought to you by AT&T

Oct 24 11AM-1PM Introduction to Quickbooks, A Lunch & Learn Workshop, United Way

Oct 25 9AM-12PM How to do business with Metro, Port, HCC, HISD and City of Houston at KBC

Oct 24
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Founded in 1964, SCORE (formerly, Service Corps Of Retired Executives) is a national, all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Make us your first choice for practical business advice from an industry professional for the "life of your business", from conception to growth. We have a valuable network of more than 11,000 volunteers across the U.S. with a wide variety of industry experience in building and/or running businesses.

All our counseling is confidential and free. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

If you need help navigating the website, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

We educate

We offer low-cost seminars and workshops for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs

These programs offer an excellent opportunity to network with local, small business owners. Click here for schedule

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VETERANS ADVANTAGE: Thanks to a scholarship from CAPITAL ONE BANK, all our education events except Computer Tuesdays are free to the veterans.

We counsel  

We can help you start, grow and manage your business.

Our counselors bring a rich and varied business backgrounds. Click here to find the RIGHT Counselor who meets your needs.

Click here for LOCATION nearest you.   Walk-ins welcome at the Main Office and Palm Center. We encourage repeat visits until you have achieved your goals.

Make an Appointment today. There is no charge for counseling.

We mentor



Already in business?

Want to talk to a former owner or CEO of a small business who can provide a SOUNDING BOARD about any business issue, or to an experienced TEAM that can BRAINSTORM with you about bottom line enhancement, growth strategies, financial restructuring or exit strategy for your business?

Click here for SCORE ADVISORS

There is no charge for this service

SCORE Houston salutes the 2014 winners of the SBA Small Business Awards (read more):


Platinum Sponsors:    

Read about our counselors receiving special recognition:

Read Ron Consolino's column in Houston Chronicle   Past columns 
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Beth Shapiro selected as the SBA Counselor of the Year (SCORE)

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Allen Shapiro of SCORE receives 2012 Alice Brown Award as an Outstanding Fundraiser ...read more