Since SCORE was founded in 1964, we have educated more than 11 million established and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Each year, our 10,000+ expert volunteers provide business mentoring and education in more than 250 chapters in 1,500 communities nationwide, empowering local business owners, boosting regional economies and growing the larger American economy.

Strengthening America’s Economy

SCORE is a direct and effective catalyst for businesses and job creation. Small businesses need mentoring and educational support to be successful. SCORE is the most effective source of small business mentoring in the U.S.!

SCORE Rio Grande Valley volunteers have worked exceptionally hard through a difficult year and persevered to provide valuable mentoring and educational opportunities to clients facing unprecedented challenges. Download SCORE Rio Grande Valley's 2020 Impact Statement.

SCORE Rio Grande Valley receives Region Most Improved

SCORE Rio Grande Valley Wins Region Most Improved

SCORE honored Rio Grande Valley SCORE with the Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2020. The award recognizes Rio Grande Valley SCORE for exceptional growth in the services provided to local entrepreneurs, a wide range of free workshops and excellent face-to-face free mentoring.

 

2020 SCORE National Impact

SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. Since 1964, SCORE has provided expert volunteer mentoring to more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small business owners. As the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors, SCORE is committed to helping any person succeed in their small business endeavor.

Small Business Mentoring Leader
Over 10000 volunteers serving clients in over 1500 communities

SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide business mentoring and education in more than 250 chapters across 1,500 communities nationwide.

Support for Everyone
Of SCORE's 2020 Client Base 60% are women, 46% are minorities, and 9% are veterans.

SCORE helps all owners and entrepreneurs nationwide. We offer business mentoring services, and many resources and tools for all small businesses, including programs created for underserved audiences.

Big Impact to Small Businesses
2020 SCORE Mentoring Statistics

In 2020 across the U.S., SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs.

Download the 2020 SCORE National Impact Handout to learn more about how we help small businesses.