SCORE Chapter 537 provides free and confidential one-on-one business counseling in West Virginia. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.
From modest origins in 1964 - a single chapter with a handful of members - SCORE has grown to a job-creating, nationwide powerhouse with 330 chapters and some 12,000 volunteers.
During 2014 SCORE is marking its 50th anniversary of assisting entrepreneurs and small business owners with advice on managing their business challenges. SCORE volunteer counselors provide confidential, no-cost face-to-face and email counseling.
When founded, SCORE stood for Service Corps of Retired Executives. But as more SCORE counselors remained active in business, working either full or part-time or running their own businesses, SCORE became America's Counselors to Small Businesses.
During SCORE's first 50 years it has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses.
SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.
- 01 - Counseling Request 641 - PDF Form Download this application if you want counseling from SCORE.
- 02 - Startup Business Plan - PDF Information needed for creating a business plan.
- 03 - Going Into Business in WV - PDF Excellent guide for new business owners.
- 04 - Linked Deposit Loan Application - PDF Provide reduced-interest loans up to $250,000.