The Washington, DC Chapter of SCORE, with over sixty members, both retired and working, has significant experience in the ownership, operation and/or management of both small and large businesses in many fields. Members offer free counseling and mentoring to those who wish to start or build existing businesses in the District of Columbia and surrounding region. The Washington, DC Chapter of SCORE offers individual free counseling, low-cost workshops, and free team visits to business locations to conduct business reviews.


  • Individualized one-on-one consulting
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Workshops and classes
  • Business assessment

Technical Assistance Offered

Business Concept
Start-up feasibility analysis
Business Plan
Business plan development
Business start-up information
Business operations
Business management
Budget, Financing & Lending
Access to capital
Accounting and financial planning
Booking keeping assistance
Contracting & Procurement
Access to contracts
Procurement assistance
Proposal and contract support services
Federal and local government certification
Sales and marketing
Business development
Website development
Social and other web-based media training
Real Estate & Façade
Storefront improvement
Site location assistance
Staffing & Training
Human resources
Financial forecasting
Cash flow analysis
Grant writing assistance
Great Streets grant assistance
Strategic Planning
Strategic planning

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