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



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Mark Your Calendar for June 12


Apr 15  LinkedIn 101 ... Computer Tuesday

Apr 16 9AM-1PM Thinking about starting your own business? Let us show you how!

Apr 18 Deadline for enrolling in Construction Contractors' College

Apr 19  Quickbooks for intermediate users... Saturday!

Apr 22  eMail Marketing ... Computer Tuesday

Apr 23 11AM-1PM Using Social Media to grow your business ... The Woodlands

Apr 24 1:30PM-3:30PM Motivating employees for optimal results... HCC Southwest

Apr 26 10:30AM-12PM Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media Marketing, Clearlake

Apr 29  Get your business Online! ... Computer Tuesday

May 1 10AM-1PM  Successfully Market Your Business Online

May 10 8:30AM-4PM Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar at Palm Center

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Credit Reports and Credit Scores: Getting the most mileage from credit ... first workshop on Apr 3

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Volunteer Login to CORE

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. 

Click here for for the Frequently Asked Questions to find what you need on our website

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.

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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?

Need help with:
1) Brainstorming?  
2) Troubleshooting?
3) Financial restructuring?  

Click here for SMART SQUAD.

A team of SCORE consultants, with experience necessary to address your specific problems, will work with you and your company.

There is no charge for mentoring.

Register Now for Thursday, June 12, 2014
Annual Small Business Awards Event honoring the best entrepreneurs in Houston
This is a great networking opportunity as many of our sponsors will host display tables 
at the expo, providing important information useful to small business owners.                       

Keynote Speaker: Jamey Rootes of Houston Texans


Roseann Rogers will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Workshops/Expo/Luncheon and MORE!!!!

Life’s a Sales Call: How to Succeed in The World’s Oldest Profession
... Jack Warkenthien, CEO and Founder NextStep Solutions

The ‘E’ Factor: 10 Reasons Why Email is #1 for Small Business Marketing Success
... Amy Olivieri, Regional Development Director Constant Contact


Platinum Sponsors:    

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