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' 2020 Impact Statement.
The next SUCCESS could be yours!
In 2020, SCORE Des Moines mentors helped start 56 new businesses, create 66 new jobs and provided 748 chapter services including mentoring sessions provided and workshop attendees.
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.
SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide business mentoring and education in more than 250 chapters across 1,500 communities nationwide.
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.
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.