Our volunteers provide free professional guidance and education through one-on-one face-to-face, telephone or email counseling to America's existing and emerging small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The Lexington Kentucky Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association and a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  We are volunteer based and provide free professional guidance and education through one-on-one face-to-face, telephone or email counseling to America's existing and emerging small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

The Lexington Chapter was founded in 1972 Chapter Number 276. We are an active chapter and we currently have 20 volunteers. The counselors of the Lexington Kentucky Chapter are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success.

SCORE works with small (500 employees or less) businesses and start-ups.  We provide counseling to all small businesses regardless of race, creed or color, excluding no one.

What To Expect

Since all of our counselors are volunteers, there are varied schedules.  A client appointment may take place any day of the week during the AM or early PM hours.  Clients may contact us by phone or by requesting an appointment online by clicking here:  Request A Meeting

We ask that if a client needs to cancel for any reason, they call 24 hours in advance.

Free Online Resources

Don't forget to check out our online resources as well.  We have online workshops that you can take in the privacy of your own home or office anytime of the day or night.  You don't have to be a SCORE client to access these online workshops.  If you would like to learn more about succeeding with your business, be sure to check out these valuable resources.

Workshops are available for a small fee.  Our schedule is posted on our Home page.

We provide counseling in the following areas of small business matters.

Accounting, Bookkeeping
Administration
Appraisals, Valuations
Budgets
Business Plans
Buying or Selling a Business
Cash flow
Consulting
Education
Financing
Franchising
General Business
Industrial Engineering
Inventory Management
Manufacturing

Marketing, general
Marketing, pricing
Marketing, retail
Mechanical Engineering
Negotiation, general
Negotiations, contract
Non-profit Management
Project Management
Quality Assurance
Real Estate, general & specific
Research and development
Restaurant Management
Retail Management
Sales, general
Training

In addition, SCORE’s national organization makes thousands of counselors with nearly every conceivable background available through e-mail or cyber counseling.

Face-to-face or online, the counselors of SCORE are able and willing to aid in the success of small business. SCORE counselors provide you with in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, stimulate business growth and ensure you get practical, useful advice.

About SCORE Nationally

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.