Central PA SCORE provides free and confidential business mentoring and advice via a variety of ways including person-to-person, email or by telephone. We also provide Business Improvement Workshops including Business Basics and Beyond the Basics, plus other business related activities. Some of these may be given in conjunction with other organizations and agencies, such as local chambers, the SBDC, and others. Our 25 trained and experienced volunteers also include interns from Penn State University's College of Business other resource people to support our mentor/counselors. Our members follow a strict Code of Ethics and Conduct and confidentiality is paramount.
Our SCORE chapter was chartered 1991. We serve our clients without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. SCORE is a resource partner of Small Business Administration.
We are also actively looking for more mentors and resource partners. Put some of that knowledge and experience to good use by helping others. The time commitment is tailored to your availability. Contact us to see what it's all about.
Come and work with us in "Happy Valley," "The Juniata Valley," "Raystown Country," and "Clearfield County, home of the largest wild area in Pennsylvania." Apply here for personal, one-on-one counseling/mentoring today!
Photos above include business exhibits, Penns Cave and farming in Central PA's fertile valleys.
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.