Charleston SCORE

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

Encore Entrepreneur:  Turning Silver into Gold

Research shows that one in four Americans between the ages 44 and 70 are interested in starting their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to ten years. Nearly half of these aspiring business people desire to be encore entrepreneurs by starting a business with a positive social impact. SBA & SCORE business experts will give an overview of resources available and answer individual questions.  Click on date to register.

April 25, 2014     11:30 am     Charleston

May 6, 2014     11:30 am     Parkersburg

April 23, 2014      10 am to Noon     Fairmont, WV


Developing a Marketing Strategy

May 28, 2014     11:30 am to 12:30 pm     Madison, WV

A good marketing strategy helps you target your products and services to the people most likely to buy them.  But how many of us are so busy we just keep what we’ve always done?  And our customer numbers reflect that.  REGISTER


Government Contracting Webinar Series

Government Contracting 101

This intensive webinar will give you an overview of the how your small business can enter the federal marketplace.  April 10, 2014     June 12, 2014     August 14, 2014     October 9, 2014


Marketing to Agencies & Primes

Marketing Professionals from the Regional Contracting Assistance Center (RCAC) will walk us through some best marketing practices.   April 17, 2014     June 19, 2014     August 21, 2014     October 16, 2014


Selling to the Government

An overview of the basic tools needed to sell your goods or services to the government.    May 1, 2014     July 10, 2014     September 11, 2014


Small Business Certifications in Government Contracting

Consider one of SBA’s small business certifications for a clear advantage in government contracting.  May 8, 2014


Selling to the Feds through the General Services Administration

Is a GSA Schedule right for your business?  July 17, 2014


Registering Your Veteran Owned Business

For veteran business owners only.   November 13, 2014



With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

Pricing Products & Services
Facebook for Small Business
Social Media for Small Biz
Defining your Target
Providing Outstanding Customer Service

LLC v. S-Corporation: Which is Right for You?
Deductible Business Expenses
Small Business Taxes

Public Relations Best Practices
Communicating Effectively in a Multi-Generational Workplace
Tips for Hiring the Right Employee for the Job