Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business

We offer free business advice, business training, and numerous templates & tools. Our chapter is looking for volunteers with diverse backgrounds and experience to serve in various roles — knowledgeable business mentors, chapter support, digital marketers, subject matter experts and more in Monroe, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Lafayette and Baton Rouge.

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Give back to small businesses

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

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SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE is Celebrating Black Business Month

Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years.  SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution. 

  • We’re here to close the opportunity gap. 
  • We’re here to take action. 
  • We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge.

Visit the SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs resource hub designed to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

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Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE Baton Rouge Area offers business owners a wealth of resources, including webinars and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Upcoming Webinars

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August 11: Live Q&A - Expert Advice and Solutions for Black-Owned Business Challenges

August 11, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join our National Black Business Month webinar as we celebrate with a panel of experts dedicated to answering your business questions.

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August 18: Email Marketing Strategies to Propel Your Business Growth

August 18, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn fundamental and advanced email marketing techniques that will help you connect with more customers and grow your business.

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August 23: Three Key Principles to Help Your Business Work for You

August 23, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

What do you do when your business takes over your time and money? In this webinar, you will learn how to make your business work for you.

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August 25: How to Start a Business for Creative Types, Idea People, and Anybody with Passion

August 25, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Are you a writer, painter, carpenter, or have some other marketable talent? In this webinar, you will learn how to take your passion and start a creative business.

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September 6: Your Marketing Roadmap - Ask the Questions You Need Answered

September 6, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 4 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series the floor is open to you to ask our expert your marketing questions.

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September 8: HUBZone Certification Process and Program Updates

September 8, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our presenter will explain how the HUBZone Certification Program can open the door for your business to receive federal contract dollars.

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September 20: Business Types and Models that are Recession Resistant

September 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, our expert presenter will look at past recessions to determine business trends, types, and models best suited to resist future economic downturns.

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September 29: 2022 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

September 29, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Learn what actions you can take to favorably impact your 2022 tax bill and what federal changes you should be aware of so you know what tax breaks apply to you.

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SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

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