About Us

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.


About SCORE | Fort Lauderdale

SCORE | Fort Lauderdale was founded in 1964 as Chapter 17. We are an active chapter and have more than 50 volunteers. The mentors of SCORE | Fort Lauderdale are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success.

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County

We are an all-volunteer chapter that operates under a few key principles to achieve our mission. 

  • Staying ahead of the curves of business knowledge & experience.
  • The chapter must function as a business itself while being run by a volunteer staff.
  • We will partner with other organizations and share our resources to obtain a multiplier effect
  • Our primary focus is on growing businesses

Client service is the objective of SCORE | Fort Lauderdale and our volunteer business counselors are dedicated to providing the best possible service. Face-to-face or online, the mentors of SCORE | Fort Lauderdale are able and willing to aid in the success of small business. SCORE mentors provide you with in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, stimulate business growth and ensure long-term stability.


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