Our chapter has been dedicated to providing personalized business counseling and mentoring services without charge within the Shenandoah Valley area since 1992. Our chapter has 24 active volunteers who provided a total of 1467 services (counseling sessions and workshop attendees) in FY2010.

Valley business owners and aspirants can benefit from our online/office business materials/services and our team's experiences. Let us help you get what it takes to be a successful business:


At your initial counseling session, we will determine your needs and chart an appropriate course of action.  Follow-on sessions may include another counselor, either one in our local chapter or one, via phone, at one of the other 364 SCORE chapters.  Your mentor can be your "go to"guy/gal for getting answers to your questions.  If necessary your mentor can tap any of the 500+ skills from other SCORE counselors throughout the country.  At the end of most of your counseling sessions, your mentor will give you some "homework" - actions you should take before your next counseling session.  No, you won't be graded on what you do, but your mentor will provide you with constructive critique to guide you along the way.

SCORE National

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.