Welcome to SCORE Greater Seattle

We provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person for the Greater Seattle area. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

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26th Annual Washington State BizFair!

Each fall, the small business ecosystem in WA comes together to put on BizFair. It is an opportunity for small business owners to BECOME INSPIRED by the keynote speaker; MEET mentors, advisors, trainers, educators, and fellow small business owners; LEARN from savvy business experts; CONNECT with government agencies; FIND OUT about non-profit organizations; and NETWORK with Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Authorities, and statewide Business Associations.

NO COST TO ATTEND! – See details here.


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Find Your Mentor Today

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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. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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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 Live Online Workshops

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Strategies to Identify and Reach Your Target Customers | 8/16/2022

August 16, 2022, 1:00pm PDT
Zoom Webinar

Do you need to find customers and get them to buy your product or service? Learn how to identify your target market, create your value proposition, market your brand and then...

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Online

Become a Small Business Owner Through Franchising | 8/17/2022

August 17, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

Franchising is a great way to become what you always wanted to be: A Small Business Owner. But buying a franchise is a big step. This workshop allows you to hear from an expert...

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Online

Quickbooks Online Basics You Need to Know | 8/18/2022

August 18, 2022, 9:00am PDT

Learn the basic skills of QuickBooks Online in this “hands-on” workshop and learn to record your business transactions properly. And also learn why QuickBooks Online is an...

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Online

Increase Sales and Profits with Pricing and Distribution Strategies | 8/18/2022

August 18, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

Nothing impacts your profitability like your pricing decisions. In this workshop we show you how to decide on your product pricing and separately how to price your services for...

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Successfully Starting A New Business | 8/20/2022

August 20, 2022, 9:00am PDT

Starting a new business can be overwhelming. Is your business setup legally and licensed in the state of Washington? Do you have the right insurance? What funding is available...

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Building a Formal Business Plan | 8/23/2022

August 23, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

You’re seeking a loan from a bank or potential investors and you need to supply them with a detailed, written business plan. This workshop will show you how to create a detailed...

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Online

Social Media Essentials for Business | 08/24/2022

August 24, 2022, 10:00am PDT

Social media can be overwhelming for small business owners. Which platforms? How often to post? What to post? This workshop gives you the basics every business owner should know...

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How to Become a Facebook Master | 8/24/2022

August 24, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

Facebook is the largest and most important social media platform for business. Learn how to post great content, leverage advertising and call features, develop schedules and...

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Online

Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business | 8/25/2022

August 25, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

Leveraging the internet to grow your business is now fundamental for all business. This workshop will help you determine what digital marketing techniques are right for your...

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Online

Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours | 8/26/2022

August 26, 2022, 9:00am PDT

Join us in this hands-on workshop in which you will first write your “Unique Value Statement” that concisely describes your product or service and its value. Using the “Lean...

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Financial Basics for New Small Businesses | 8/30/2022

August 30, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

You’ve just starting your business but worried about what your startup costs are? Or what your sales be? Or if you can make a profit and how you will manage your cash flow? If...

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Online

Quickbooks Online Basics You Need to Know | 9/1/2022

September 2, 2022, 9:00am PDT

Learn the basic skills of QuickBooks Online in this “hands-on” workshop and learn to record your business transactions properly. And also learn why QuickBooks Online is an...

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Online

Instagram Marketing Essentials | 09/07/2022

September 7, 2022, 10:00am PDT

Instagram lets you market your business and helps you engage directly with your customers and attracts new, loyal followers! Learn how to develop a marketing strategy and use...

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Online

Creating a Career & Life Portfolio | 9/7/2022

September 7, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

Have you ever considered creating a vision of what your life should look like? Here’s an executive seminar that will inspire you to do just that. The presenter will share a number...

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What To Know Before You Hire or Fire Your First Employee | 9/8/2022

September 8, 2022, 9:00am PDT

Do you have employees or are thinking about adding some? This workshop will help you navigate the employment relationship from start to finish so you can best understand how...

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SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE is Celebrating Black Business Month

Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years.  SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution. 

  • We’re here to close the opportunity gap. 
  • We’re here to take action. 
  • We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge.

Visit the SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs resource hub designed to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

Visit SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices, and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE listens, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

Visit SCORE for All

 

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Application
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The University of Washington School of Law's Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) is accepting applications from Washington-based entrepreneurs to be considered for pro bono legal services in the areas of corporate and intellectual property law. We accept applications on a rolling basis and are currently considering applications for businesses to participate in Fall Quarter 2022 (i.e., participating in the ELC from October through December). We expect to make decisions by mid-August. If you are selected as a client, you would receive a comprehensive memo outlining both corporate law and intellectual property legal considerations for your business in the first quarter of representation. You can also request assistance in subsequent quarters (e.g., request assistance filing a trademark application), and we try our best to accommodate those requests. Please review client information and eligibility and application details at https://www.law.uw.edu/academics/experiential-learning/clinics/entrepren... for more information on how to apply. The ELC is also part of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Law School Clinic Certification Program in patents and trademarks. This means that our applications are seen on an expedited basis by the USPTO. Please do not hesitate to contact us at elcinfo@uw.edu if you have any questions about the application process.

Application Details Here

Success Stories

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LinkMe

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Neko Cat cafe

Neko Cat Café

Nearly two years of anticipation came to an end on November 7, 2017, when Neko Cat Café opened in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, officially becoming Seattle’s third cat café.

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Agape House

Agape House

Our mission and vision are to provide a proactive program, non-time limited housing, employment, and educational opportunities, as well as mental health counseling to homeless or about to be homeless, aged-out of foster care, and marginalized women.

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Logan Strategy Group

Logan Strategy Group

I’m a freelance event producer with a passion for people, to-do lists, and problem-solving.

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SCORE Greater Seattle is grateful to our sponsors for their generous support.