SCORE is a national nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They have been doing so for over fifty years. Because their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to their network of 10,000 volunteers, they are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.
Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across 62 industries
Free, confidential business MENTORING in person, via email or by video
Free business TOOLS, templates and tips
Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)
Sandra Font/Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a non-profit organization that provides loans and business development resources to help its borrowers create and grow sustainable businesses which generate jobs.
The ACE Women’s Business Center (ACE WBC) is the educational arm of ACE. With a mission to empower women, minorities, and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs through financial education and training, the WBC provides a full range of services for women at all stages of business planning, implementation, and growth.
Our services include: Long-term classes, workshops, seminars, webinars, one-on-one consultations and connections to resources.
Jorge Valentin-Stone/U.S. Small Business Administration – Georgia District Office
The U.S. SBA was created by the Small Business Act of 1953. Their mission is targeted to ‘for-profit’ small business concerns -pre and start-up or existing- to provide them with the technical assets/partners of the SBA and the training needed to launch and grow their businesses. By partners they refer to SCORE, UGA Small Business Development Centers (17 offices in GA) and our two Women’s Business Centers in Georgia; The Edge Connection in Kennesaw, GA., and the ACE WBC in Norcross, Georgia. With these partner assets the SBA strives to promote and help expand small businesses in Georgia, and the nation as a whole.