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SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.

SCORE provides a valuable national network of volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent decades of experience across 62 industries.

Your Local Treasure Valley SCORE Chapter

Here in the Treasure Valley, our chapter is a group of volunteers who provide free counseling to small businesses and entrepreneurs. We have been serving the Treasure Valley since the 1970s.

Meet our mentors and schedule a free one-on-one session here.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

View our event calendar and sign up for a workshop here.

What This Means for Your Business

For new or prospective business owners, we can provide tools and insights to help you create a business plan, establishing a budget, hiring your first employee, building a marketing strategy, and getting your product or service to market.

For established business owners looking for help with strategic growth, we offer real-world insights into every life stage of your business. Whether you are preparing to seek outside capital, managing a growing team of employees, launching a new product, or considering taking on a partner – we can help!

Get Help for Your Business

Treasure Valley SCORE can help your business in several different ways:

Mentoring:

Get one-on-one free mentoring with one of our qualified volunteers! To be placed in contact with one of our mentors in the Treasure Valley area, click on "Get Paired with a Mentor," and complete the information on the next page. You'll be given the option to select a date/time that fits with your schedule, and you'll be given the option to select your mentor. If you are not sure which mentor you would prefer, you may choose any mentor on the list. If your mentor of choice is unavailable, please select another available mentor.

Learn more about our mentors and schedule an appointment here.

Workshops:

Learn from the experts with SCORE’s small business training workshops. You can find instructor-led training offered in a SCORE office or online. You can also find interactive courses to help you learn new business strategies. Many of our workshops are free, or are offered at a low cost to the attendee. To help you through all stages of business, Treasure Valley SCORE offers beginner and advanced classes in many skillsets.

See our event calendar, and sign up for a workshop here.

Templates & Resources:

Take the guesswork out of creating a business plan, a marketing strategy, creating financial projects and more. SCORE has an expansive online library of templates, articles, videos, podcasts, and checklists to help you grow your business.

Have a question about a specific template? Schedule a mentoring session and get the help you need!

Visit our resource library here.

Here for the Life of Your Business

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. How can we help you?

Have questions? Contact our office at 208-509-5301.