Counseling Information

Richmond SCORE Chapter 12

Free One-on-One Business Counseling

Whether you are just starting a business or expanding an established business, SCORE counselors are here to help you succeed. Sign up for an appointment to meet with a business counselor to develop your business plan, discuss a new idea, or tackle a business problem.

At SCORE, counseling is always free-of-charge. Our volunteers donate their time and talent. As a nonprofit association, we bring Fortune 500 executives and successful entrepreneurs to your team as mentors to provide you confidential counseling.  Business counseling relationships can last just a few sessions or a number of years, based on your needs as an entrepreneur.

SCORE volunteers sometimes counsel in teams, bringing a specific strength to the table. In special situations, counselors may be available to visit you at your place of business to learn more about your venture and concerns.

To sign-up for Free SCORE counseling, simply complete the Online Registration.

If you have any questions about the registration process, you can call Sandra, our Office Manager, from 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursday (except for holidays) at (804) 771-2400, ext. 131.

There is no charge for SCORE counseling, no matter how many sessions are needed. Each session will last about one hour. As we are interested in your progress, follow-up sessions are encouraged. Counseling is available to all U.S. citizens over the age of 13.

Please prepare for your counseling session by arriving with well-thought-out ideas, a preliminary business plan for your new or existing business, or other information that might help us maximize the benefits you receive from your one-on-one consultation.

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.