SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners since 1964.

SCORE is a valuable network of 11,000+ 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 over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

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.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA, and has 321 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with more than 11,000 volunteers nationwide.


For the 12 months ending this past September, NW Ohio SCORE provided hundreds of free, confidential counseling services to clients -- either face-to-face or online. NW Ohio SCORE also helped to sponsor free workshops, which were attended by more than hundreds of individuals. 52% of our clients asked for assistance with starting up a new small business while 48% were existing business owners requesting advice on topics ranging from cash flow management to obtaining financing, business planning, marketing, general business advice, guidance on operational problems, and more...


The Northwest Ohio chapter of SCORE serves the 13-county area of Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood with a total population of slightly more than a million within an area of 5,669 square miles. We fulfill one of our community's most pressing needs by helping individuals become independent and responsible citizens. The ripple effect of our counseling to these businesses is immeasurable.


2200  Jefferson Ave
Mercy Healthcare Bldg, 1st floor
Toledo, OH 43606