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Our volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. We offer free business advice, business training, and numerous templates & tools.

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Interview with Tj Griffin

"Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step." - Muhammad Ali.

Lancaster-based entrepreneur Tj Griffin talks about the impact working with a SCORE mentor has had on his business endeavors. As the founder of multiple start-ups, including Creative Hope Studios, he knows firsthand how challenging it can be to get out of your comfort zone, to ask for help — or even know how to get started when you have an idea for a business. His advice? Make the call!

Check out the video to learn more about Tj's story.

Mentoring Works | Celebrating #MentoringMonth

National Mentoring Month. Thank you SCORE Mentors!

How important is mentoring for the life of your small business? So much that we recognize the work of dedicated mentors each January.  If you work with a mentor, take time this month to say “Thanks!” Tag them in social media and use the #MentoringMonth hashtag. 

If you haven’t met with a SCORE mentor yet, now's the perfect time. Find a mentor and start working toward your 2022 business goals together.

National Mentoring Month

 

Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon offers business owners a wealth of resources, including webinars and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Free Business Mentoring

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Our mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Webinar

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Our Education Committee has a robust schedule of workshops & seminars to keep your small business updated and informed. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are available online.

Business Resources

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Education is the Key to Success! If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Upcoming Events

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Tax Tips & Updates for 2021

January 26, 2022, 11:30am EST

Due to the various federal assistance programs enacted in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID crisis, there are numerous changes in tax filing. This presentation will update you on...

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Business Alchemy: Turning Your Ideas into Gold

January 26, 2022, 12:00pm EST

Don’t ignore your biggest assets–your ideas. Every business has intellectual property, but many don’t realize what they have or how to protect it. In this webinar we’ll discuss...

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Recruiting & Retention in 2022 - A Whole New World

February 17, 2022, 12:00pm EST

The tides are turning! After years of slow to no wage growth and a relatively easy hiring market, be prepared for a new reality. For a variety of reasons which will be presented...

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Help your Community Thrive

Small businesses are essential to the economy, and many new founders and owners are looking for guidance, especially during these trying times.

SCORE Lancaster Lebanon Mentoring Statistics 2020

THE NEXT SUCCESS COULD BE YOURS!

In 2020, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon mentors helped 1,016 clients, had 4,599 mentoring hours and held 1,818 workshop hours. Get started on your business journey and find your mentor today! LEARN MORE >>

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SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES!

Small businesses need help now more than ever. As small business communities recover, you can be a part of helping them return as prosperous and thriving establishments in your local community. Join SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon's volunteer force to be part of helping small businesses start, grow and thrive. LEARN MORE >>

Entrepreneurs Succeed with SCORE Mentors

What is better than one very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneur working to make a business highly successful? How about two very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneurs working on your business ownership goals? That is what SCORE offers to all small business owners: mentors who work alongside entrepreneurs to realize their small business ownership dreams. See how our mentors have made a difference for other small business owners like you.

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SCORE Mentor Spotlight: Ramon Estevez

SCORE mentor Ramon Estevez contributes financial expertise and bilingual skills to Chapter 16 while still pursuing an active full-time career. Read more

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SCORE Volunteer Spotlight: Erik Shaw

Erik Shaw is the embodiment of SCORE's future. He meshes the emotional intelligence to work with other cultures, with the process required for a startup to survive and scale. Read more

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SCORE Mentor Spotlight: Jean Stephens

Jean Stephens made the commitment to improving the lives of others when she became a SCORE mentor. Read more

Rodgers Associates

The SCORE Lancaster Lebanon mission to foster vibrant small business communities would not be possible without the generous support of our Presenting Sponsor, Rogers & Associates.