Welcome to the Baton Rouge SCORE Chapter

Our Chapter seeks to help small business people start or manage their business by face to face counseling, email counseling or seminars, workshops and business round tables. 

Free Mentoring

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. Meet face-to-face in one of ourmentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.

Find a Mentor

Workshops & Events

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of businesstopics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a localexpert and connect with other business owners in the community.

Take a Workshop

Templates & Tools

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

Browse the Library

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SCORE Baton Rouge is a nonprofit association providing free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of small business and their personal objectives. SCORE Baton Rouge also offers periodic seminars and workshops (for a modest fee to cover expenses) for both start-up entrepreneurs and small businesses already in operation. 

Our SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours annually to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, law, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation.