Welcome small business owners or those thinking about starting your own business



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Nov 1 10:30AM-12:30PM Create Your Business Plan Workshop, Tomball

Women Entrepreneurs Symposium Nov 4 Keynote by Mayor Annise Parker. Click to register

Nov 5 1:30PM-3:30PM Email Marketing and Social Media Engagement - HCC SW

Nov 8 8:30AM-4PM Starting and Running Your Own Business at KBC

Nov 10 10AM-12PM & 1PM-3PM
Social Media Marketing &
Rocking Your Holiday Sales with Online Marketing!
in Bay City

Nov 14 12PM-3PM Has Tu Negocio Más Atractivo Para Recibir Préstamos Bancarios ... Wesley Community Center

Nov 15 10:30AM-12PM Financing Your Small Business - “Coins Under the Couch Cushion” ... Clear Lake

Nov 19 11AM-1PM Small Business Tax Workshop - A Lunch & Learn Event at KBC

Dec 2 10AM-12PM REALTORS IndustrySMART: Email & Social Media Marketing Seminar at HAR Houston

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Volunteer Login to CORE

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