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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What's happening in November?

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November 26th

Small Business Saturday

Last year SCORE helped clients start 25,084 new small business around the country! Which local small business will you support? Shop small business and make a big impact!

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November 29th

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities around the world. Help our small business community thrive by contributing to SCORE.

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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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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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How To Build A Website for Your Business - Live Q&A

December 6, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Want to know how to build a website for your business? Our expert presenter will answer your questions live! Register now and learn how to get customers online!

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How To Write A Business Plan and Avoid Getting Stuck

December 7, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn how to create a professional business plan to help you take action and how to avoid getting stuck in the planning process.

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How to Trademark Your Business Brand

December 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain the basics of trademarks and how it can help protect your business brands and identifiers.

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Can You Start a Business in a Recession?

December 13, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Learn the advantages of starting a business in a recession! Discover how to prepare now so you can flourish in economic downturns!

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business - December 13, 2022

December 13, 2022, 2:00pm CST
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

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Starting an E-commerce Business – Tips to Selling Online

December 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of e-commerce and how you can successfully find customers and sell your products online.

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Starting a Business - How To Build a Foundation That Lasts

December 20, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the tools, mindset and skills you’ll need to build a solid business foundation that will help you overcome future obstacles.

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Starting A Business On Shoestring Budget In 2023

December 28, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Starting a business on a budget is becoming easier than ever before. Moving into 2023, learn how you can save money starting a business.

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Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned or Veteran-Owned Business

December 29, 2022, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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Should You Get Certified as a Woman-owned, Veteran-owned or Minority-owned Business?

January 19, 2023, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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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. 

Visit SCORE for All