New Orleans SCORE

Welcome to the New Orleans chapter of SCORE “Counselors to America's Small Business”, a national non-profit association dedicated to helping America's small businesses succeed.

SCORE-New Orleans provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to you: Your business and your personal goals. We also offer workshops that, for a modest fee, will give you the tools you need to succeed in today's fast-paced and ever-changing business climate.

Our volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help you succeed. Our counselor staff is made up of experts in accounting, financing, marketing, management, public relations, and business plan preparation. We are part of a 40-year success story and over 10,000 counselors nationwide dedicated to serving the needs of America's small businesses.

E-mail us at or call 504-589-2356 to learn more about our vast array of services designed to help you succeed.

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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