Welcome small business owners or those thinking about starting your own business


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Register Now for SBA Small Business Awards Luncheon on May 7



Mar 31 9AM-12PM Web.com Small Business Summit - new and exciting ways to help you grow your business at the Shell Houston Open... FREE

Apr 2 9AM-1PM Introduction to Quickbooks at KBC

Apr 7 9AM-1PM Quickbooks for Beginners - a hands on workshop in our computer lab at Palm Center for those who have bought Quickbooks or will do so soon.

Apr 11  8:30AM-4PM Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar 
at Palm Center


Apr 18 10:30AM-12PM Best Practices For Taking Your Business Online, Kingwood Branch Library ... FREE

Apr 21 10AM-1PM Create your own Feature-Rich Website and Blogs using WordPress in our computer lab at Palm Center  

Apr 24 12PM-3PM Make Your Business Bankable - Capital One “Straight Talk” Workshop, Wesley Center ... FREE


Apr 25 10:30AM-12PM Money Matters: Cash Management/Record Keeping for Small Business - Sienna Branch Library ... FREE


May 2 10:30AM-12PM SALES STRATEGIES "THE SAFEST BRIDGE" at Tomball Library ... FREE



Initiative aims to take owners to the next level

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Founded in 1964, SCORE (formerly, Service Corps Of Retired Executives) is a national, all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Make us your first choice for practical business advice from an industry professional for the "life of your business", from conception to growth. We have a valuable network of more than 11,000 volunteers across the U.S. with a wide variety of industry experience in building and/or running businesses.

All our counseling is confidential and free. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

If you need help navigating the website, check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

We educate

We offer low-cost seminars and workshops for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs

These programs offer an excellent opportunity to network with local, small business owners. Click here for schedule

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VETERANS ADVANTAGE: Thanks to a scholarship from CAPITAL ONE BANK, all our education events except Computer Tuesdays are free to the veterans.

We counsel  

We can help you start, grow and manage your business.

Our counselors bring a rich and varied business backgrounds. Click here to find the RIGHT Counselor who meets your needs.

Click here for LOCATION nearest you.   Walk-ins welcome at the Main Office and Palm Center. We encourage repeat visits until you have achieved your goals.

Make an Appointment today. There is no charge for counseling.

We mentor



Already in business?

Want to talk to a former owner or CEO of a small business who can provide a SOUNDING BOARD about any business issue, or to an experienced TEAM that can BRAINSTORM with you about bottom line enhancement, growth strategies, financial restructuring or exit strategy for your business?

Click here for SCORE ADVISORS

There is no charge for this service

SCORE Houston salutes the 2015 winners of the SBA Small Business Awards (read more):



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Read about our counselors receiving special recognition:

Read Ron Consolino's column in Houston Chronicle   Past columns 
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Beth Shapiro selected as the SBA Counselor of the Year (SCORE)

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Allen Shapiro of SCORE receives 2012 Alice Brown Award as an Outstanding Fundraiser ...read more