Coronavirus update: SCORE is suspending face-to-face mentoring and physical workshops; however,

Our mentors are available to help you by video chat, email, or telephone

... continue to submit your requests for mentoring.

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Paycheck Protection Program is closed for now but may reopen so stay tuned. EIDL program is taking new applications. Click here to apply for EIDL.

For more information:

PPP (closed for now) is managed under SBA 7a and the money will be disbursed through the banks and other lenders who participate in Government Guaranteed Lending. Loans will cover payroll, rent, and utilities and the forgiveness guidelines are significantly relaxed so watch one of SBA webinars.

While waiting for the SBA loan, we suggest you do the following to conserve CASH:
* Contact banks for a bridge loan to cover immediate needs
* Contact lessors of property to postpone payment for a couple of months
* Contact suppliers to see if they are willing to delay payments
Download this useful toolkit from U.S. Chamber of Commerce
* Browse disaster-preparedness-and-resiliency-resources


SCORE offers the nation's largest network of free, expert business mentors. [Click here for our office locations]

If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education, and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base.

If you already own a business, our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.

With SCORE, you can have the honest, confidential and sometimes tough conversations about managing money, motivating your team, and other business topics. We can be your confidant, your cheerleader and your accountability partner on your path to achieving success.

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  • We specialize in business planning, marketing, and financial strategies...
  • We have experts in retail, clothing, leasing, online stores...
  • We assist with patent, trademark, legal, accounting...
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Register today for our no- and low-cost business training on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance, accounting, and management.

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2020 SBA Small Business Awards Winners

Small Business Persons of YearMichelle Toni Mitcham & Amber Humphrey, CO-CEO Open Door Pediatric Therapy


Small Business Exporter of Year - Bob Miltenberger,
CEO/President, NearshoreNetworks

8(a) Graduate of Year - Paula Mendoza
Possible Missions, Inc.

Entrepreneurial Success - Thomas Nguyen,
Peli Peli

Innovation (SBIR/STTR) Recipient of the Year - Atul Varadhachary, Managing Partner, Fannin Innovation Studio

Fannin Innovation Studio

Small Business Champion of the Year - Fernando De La Pena Liaca
CEO & President, Aexa Aerospace, LLC


Small Business Media Advocate of the Year - Natalie Jane Harms
Editor, InnovationMap (Gow Media)

Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year - Ted Gillis, 
President, Paveloc Plus

Minority Small Business of the Year - Zawadi Bryant
CEO, NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care


Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year - Nancy A. Garcia, 
CEO/President, Noble Machine, LLC

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