SCORE Chapter 86

SCORE Chapter 86


Business Services

About Us

SCORE is a national service organization that supports small businesses nationwide. SCORE has a network of over 11,000 volunteers operating in 340+ local chapters around the country. The organization is supported by the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

Locally in Jacksonville, our counselors' skills include: accounting, consulting, distribution, financial planning, franchising, human resources, marketing, operations, publishing, retail sales, strategic planning, sales, consumer products, Internet, technology, and nonprofit management, and doing business with the government.

We provide support to business owners in several ways, including FREE confidential mentoring for startups and existing businesses, Workshops to help entrepreneurs start and run a successful business, advice on how to get a business loan, and assistance with putting together a successful business plan.


  • Face-to-Face Mentoring: These are confidential one-on-one sessions with a SCORE counselor
  • Email Mentoring: Need a quick answer to a specific question? Then please try email counseling.
  • Business Coaching: For existing business owners, a tailored program to meet your specific needs.
  • Workshops: We offer a four week workshop series which is directed toward aspiring and emerging business owners.
  • Local Resources: SCORE Jacksonville recommends the following resources to help you


Tax Boot Camp for Small Business Owners
  • Attention small business owners who have little to no experience or understanding of the role and impact of income taxes on their businesses:
  • Saturday Jul 9, 2022
Understanding Email Analytics
  • Once you start using email marketing, the next step is to understand the data - or analytics - that your campaign captures.
  • Tuesday Jul 12, 2022
Financial Series Part 1 of 3 -Introduction to Bookkeeping for Small Business
  • Many businesses miss out on opportunities to make more money because they do not fully understand the value of keeping a ''good set of books''.
  • Wednesday Jul 13, 2022
Content Marketing: Moving Your Prospects & Customers Through Your Sales Funnel
  • Content Marketing impacts your business success by offering readers informative and useful material that provides them with relevant insight and value. 
  • Thursday Jul 14, 2022
Sell Online with Google's E-Commerce Tools
Where Can I Find Financing for My Small Business?
  • Did you know that business loans as small as $1,000 are now available and that there are loan programs designed specifically for home-based businesses?
  • Thursday Jul 14, 2022
Should I Own a Small Business?
  • This workshop will discuss the characteristics, backgrounds, and mindsets of successful small business owners. This should allow you to see whether you have wha
  • Saturday Jul 16, 2022
THE BUSINESS PLAN - What is it and Why DO I Need One?
  • ''We will discuss the major reasons for assembling a plan, whether or not you need to obtain financing for your business. We will cover what should be in your p ...
  • Tuesday Jul 19, 2022
Get Started with QuickBooks (QB01)
  • This basic QuickBooks Online class will show you why tracking your finances is important to being successful in your business. It will also teach you about
  • Tuesday Jul 19, 2022
SCORE Jacksonville CEO FORUM Collaborating for Success
  • As many small business owners quickly discover, “it can be very lonely at the top”. That is about to change for those operating a business in Jacksonville with
  • Wednesday Jul 20, 2022
How to leverage your personality to sell more – Part 3 of 3
Marketing Your Business
  • For people who want to obtain trial by customers and growth for their business, whether it is a product, service or both.
  • Wednesday Jul 20, 2022
Plan Your Website for Online Success
Is Crowdfunding Right for My Business?
  • Crowdfunding is a new source of business funding as well as a way to get pre-sales of your products.
  • Thursday Jul 21, 2022
Building Your Financial Plan
Make Your Website Work For You in 2022
  • Learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals.
  • Friday Jul 22, 2022
Accepting Cryptocurrency as a Payment Option
  • Cryptocurrency has been in existence since 2009. As of 2021, over 20% of Americans now own it, and this percentage is growing by the day.
  • Monday Jul 25, 2022
Building Your Business Plan
  • Designed for anyone who has done their business research, most of their marketing plan, and understands some basic accounting and finance. 
  • Tuesday Jul 26, 2022
How to Write Effective Marketing Emails for Any Situation
  • Whether you are writing a welcome email, event invitation, promotion, or an automated series, it can feel daunting to sit down and write your next email.
  • Tuesday Jul 26, 2022
Funding Your Business
Starting Your New Business
  • This workshop is designed to guide you through the steps necessary for starting a business.
  • Saturday Jul 30, 2022
SCORE Jacksonville CEO FORUM Collaborating for Success
  • As many small business owners quickly discover, “it can be very lonely at the top”. That is about to change for those operating a business in Jacksonville with
  • Wednesday Aug 17, 2022