Get to Know a CLP Partner:
Pittsburgh SCORE

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Let Pittsburgh SCORE help you for the life of your business. We provide small business services that help you build, grow and thrive. This includes:

  • Free and confidential business mentoring
  • Local workshops
  • Online expert resources

Mentoring
Small business success comes from a combination of hard work and risk tracking in the pursuit of your dreams. You don’t have to take those risks alone. Pittsburgh SCORE can give you the support, encouragement and tools you need to build and sustain your business. Pittsburgh SCORE’s volunteer business experts provide you with free, ongoing mentoring, sharing real-world advice and know-how. Our mentors come from every business sector and have substantial skills. Some have worked as executives at Fortune 500 companies, while others were small business owners. SCORE provides:

  • Free face-to-face advice with an experienced local mentor to answer your business questions;
  • E-mail access to SCORE’s National network of over 11,000 volunteers; and
  • Support tools and templates to help you reach your goals.

Workshops
The SCORE workshops help you gain useful business experience. Each year, Pittsburgh SCORE offers dozens of local business workshops across the region. They focus on critical small business issues – from planning to funding to marketing and web-based retailing. Find our upcoming workshop schedule on our website.

Whether you are starting or growing your business, SCORE workshops offer an added way to learn from the expertise and experience of seasoned business mentors. The workshops provide valuable skills and convenient networking opportunities with other business professionals who can help you succeed.

Online Resources
Millions of entrepreneurs just like you count on SCORE’s website for a wide range of mentoring, business support and guidance. Sharpen your business skills through SCORE’s free online workshops. A wide array of topics cover everything from building a business plan and setting prices to developing competitor and market analysis.

You’ll also find hundreds of online templates and tools with practical, proven tips on a variety of small business topics. There are templates for business plans, financial projections, marketing plans, funding sources and more. You’ll also find specific information tailored to women, veterans, minorities and young entrepreneurs.


Written by Pittsburgh SCORE.

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