SCORE is here to help women small business owners.
Numbering in at 13M in the U.S., women-owned businesses comprise a vital and growing segment of the economy. This segment employs 9.4M workers, ushers in innovation, and introduces new products as part of a vibrant U.S. economy. Women entrepreneurs bring a unique perspective and sometimes must break ceilings in traditionally male-dominated industries or roles.
SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success. Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free and confidential business advice. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.
Women are leading the way in the business world.
The 2019 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express found that the number of women-owned businesses climbed to nearly 13 million, representing 42% of all businesses in the United States. Women-owned businesses employ 9.4 million workers and generate $1.9 trillion in annual revenue.
In 2019, 61% of our clients were women. SCORE is dedicated to helping women owners succeed. SCORE has a diverse volunteer force of qualified business mentors, all skilled and ready to help women entrepreneurs. Once you request a free business mentor, SCORE will match you to a seasoned, experienced business expert.
Why Walk Away from Free Expert Business Advice?
SCORE business mentors can help you start, grow, or transition your business. Enter your zip code below to get matched with a business expert near you!
We understand women-led small businesses and are here to help.
Building a small business might seem daunting, but it’s more possible than you think. See how we’ve helped other aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller have taken their line of women's luggage, accessories, and clothing to major markets around the globe.Read Success Story
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Back From Extinction After 40 years -- Stacey Kohler brought the Crawligator back to the market.Read Success Story
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Dr. Lisa R. McGuthry Grandmothers' continued in her grandmother's footsteps to run her own business.Read Success Story
Shirley Washington starts with an idea that becomes an Amazon “hot new release”.Read Success Story
Maria Dellapina has a vision that’s now filling a huge market need for quality eyewear.Read Success Story
Lori's Original Lemonade
Lori Volk took selling lemonade locally to major stores, cafes, independent markets, and restaurants.Read Success Story
Resources for women business leaders.
SCORE has developed resources to address the unique needs of women in the small business community. Browse these resources below then connect with a mentor to get personalized advice for your business.
A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on July 16, 2020. Santa Barbara, CA business leaders help you frame your issues and become a better buyer of legal services. Read more
View a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on June 1, 2020. SCORE Mentors discuss PPP Do’s and Don'ts and a walk through the loan forgiveness application. Read more
A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on May 12, 2020. Santa Barbara, CA business leaders help you frame your issues and become a better buyer of legal services. Read more
A recording of a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on May 11, 2020. Santa Barbara, CA business leaders discuss automating forecasting using Clockwork.ai for QuickBooks. Read more
View a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on April 27, 2020. Business leaders discuss navigating the challenges introduced by the COVID-19 business crises and answer attendee... Read more
View a webinar held by SCORE Santa Barbara on April 20, 2020. Business leaders discuss navigating the challenges introduced by the COVID-19 business crises and answer attendee... Read more