Small Business Development | Houston, TX

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


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For new start-ups in City of Houston only 
(<1-year in business, <$10k in revenues). Three award categories, each with 1st prize of $10k. RSVP by Jul 31
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July 26 11AM-12PM How to do Business with NASA

July 31 11AM-1PM Make the Most of the Internet and Your Mobile Device

Aug 5 9AM-1PM Quickbooks for Beginners ... Hands on workshop in our computer lab

Aug 6 11AM-1PM Small Business Employer Workshop at HCC SE

Aug 12, 11AM-1PM Managing Your Money – A “Lunch and Learn”workshop at HCC-SW

Aug 16 9AM-4:15PM Starting and Running Your Own Business Seminar at HCC Spring Branch

Aug 21 9AM-12PM Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mind Set and Building an Innovative Workplace at KBC


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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):


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 more