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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National Hispanic Heritage Month


From Sept 15 - Oct 15, is a time to celebrate and appreciate Hispanic-owned businesses across the nation. Hispanic-owned small businesses have grown 34% over the last 10 years – and show no signs of slowing down. Even with the growth and accelerating impact, Hispanic business owners face very real challenges.

SCORE is committed to helping all entrepreneurs succeed.

Visit our SCORE For All Hispanic Entrepreneurs Hub →

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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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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October 11: Cybersecurity 101 - How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

October 11, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to identify cybersecurity threats and steps you can take to protect your small business.

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business - October 11, 2022

October 11, 2022, 2:00pm CDT
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

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October 12: Help Businesses Increase Holiday Sales with Google Tools

October 12, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use Google tools like Google Business Profile and Google Merchant Center to drive sales during the holiday season.

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October 19: Do You Have What it Takes to Run a Business? Step-by-Step Self-Assessment Workshop

October 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Successful entrepreneurs have several things in common. In this webinar, you will learn what those qualities are, which ones you have and which ones to develop.

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October 20: Starting a Business – Real Stories and Knowledge Exchange from Women Entrepreneurs

October 20, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month, we have invited business owners and SCORE mentors to share their journeys and answer your questions.

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October 27: What You Need to Know Before Moving Forward With Your Business Idea

October 27, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Are you ready to start a business? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to build a foundation of skills, experience, and support necessary to run a business.

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November 9: Do You Have the Personal Finances to Start a Business? Step-by-Step Financial Assessment Workshop

November 9, 2022, 1:00pm EST

New businesses usually don’t make a profit for 6 to 18 months. This webinar will teach you how to assess your finances and avoid financial pitfalls.

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November 15: Supplier Diversity & Certifications - You Have Questions, SCORE Has Answers

November 15, 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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December 29: Supplier Diversity & Certifications - You Have Questions, SCORE Has Answers

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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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