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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines' 2021 Impact Statement.
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BUILDING A FUTURE
Quite simply, if you want to make a lasting impact in your small business community, SCORE is the place to do that. Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Small Business Mentoring Leader
SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide business mentoring and education in more than 230 chapters across 1,500 communities nationwide.
Support for Everyone
SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. SCORE helps a diverse range of American Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.
Big Impact on Small Businesses
In 2021, SCORE mentors helped start 25,084 businesses and create 71,475 non-owner new jobs and 96,559 total new jobs.