Richmond SCORE Chapter 12

Do You Want to Start or Grow a Small Business?

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit associations dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

SCORE leverages the knowledge of working and retired executives and business owners who donate their time and expertise as business counselors. Existing and aspiring small business owners will find free business counseling, professional guidance, low-cost workshops, and plenty of useful information.

SCORE has over 11,200 volunteers nationwide working under 370 chapters and have served over 8.5 million small business entrepreneurs since its conception in 1964.

Richmond SCORE needs volunteers! Learn more about your opportunities.

Free Business Counseling

  • Meet With a Business Counselor
  • Develop a Business Plan
  • Review Business Strategies
  • Solve Business Problems

Low Cost Workshops

  • Effective Business Plans
  • Business Insurance
  • Sources of Loans
  • The Right Legal Structure

Free Online Training

  • Business Skills Workshop
  • IRS Online Classroom
  • 26 Online Business Courses
  • Take These Courses Anytime

Online Business Resources

  • Advice on Key Business Topics
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Business Template
  • Business Owners Toolkit


Small business owners and managers can find answers to business problems.  Click Here to get connected to “Ask SCORE”.  A counselor will respond within 48 hours.  Select questions and answers will be featured in the Metro Business section of the Richmond Times Dispatch on the second and fourth Mondays.

News & Events

Upcoming Workshops

Simple Steps Feb 8
A new interactive five part workshop series from SCORE that can help you make a smart start for your business. More information

Virginia Hispanic Chamber Workshop Feb 16
Guerrilla Marketing with Mike McDermott

Free SBA/SCORE Workshop March 9
Thrifty Marketing and Social Networking
Bruce Goldman and Greg Magnus

SCORE Newsletter

SCORE Newsroom New!

Other Services

Virginia Business One Stop
Useful information from the Virgina state goverment for start-ups or existing business.

Helpful Reading

Small Business News

Meet the Local Businesses
That Help and Support Richmond SCORE

Richmond SCORE | Federal Building Suite 1150 | SBA Offices | 400 North 8th Street | Richmond, VA 23219 | Phone: 804-771-2400 Ext. 131
SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.