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Dec 2 10AM-12PM REALTORS IndustrySMART: Email & Social Media Marketing Seminar at HAR Houston

Dec 4 11AM-1PM Resources for Your Small Business: Insurance, Regulations, Organization and Tax Implications - A Lunch & Learn Event at KBC

Dec 9 9AM-Noon Quickbooks for Beginners at Palm Center

Dec 13 8:30AM-4PM Starting and Running Your Own Business at Palm Center

Dec 16 10AM-1PM Create your own Feature-Rich Website and Blogs using WordPress at Palm Center

Dec 17 11AM-1PM The Entrepreneurial Equation /Understanding the Affordable Health Care Act at Palm Center

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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 2014 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