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.

Connect with SCORE Greater Seattle

26th Annual Washington State BizFair!

This year, it is a hybrid event, FREE to attend and the overarching goal of the event has always been to help current and aspiring small business owners start or grow their businesses. WA BizFair 2022 is an opportunity for thousands of current & aspiring small business owners to:

  • Be inspired  by our Keynote Speaker, Efrem Fesaha of Boon Boona Coffee, and his journey to success.
  • Sharpen your business skills  by attending virtual sessions taught by savvy business experts.
  • Visit  virtual booths in the exhibit hall and gain access to valuable resources.
  • Discover how non-profit organizations can help you with funding, legal support, and more.
  • Network - continue networking past day of the event. Registered attendees can continue to access the event for FREE until June 2023.

NO COST TO ATTEND! Learn More and Register! 


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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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Increase Sales and Profits with Pricing and Distribution Strategies | 10/10/2022

October 10, 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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Online

Pay Per Click Advertising - Or How Not to Lose Your Shirt on Google | 10/11/2022

October 11, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

It’s easy to advertise with Google, but it's even easier to waste gobs of money on it. Attend this workshop to learn how to write good ads, to effectively target them how to avoid...

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Live Event
Online

Strategies to Identify and Reach Your Target Customers | 10/12//2022

October 12, 2022, 9:00am 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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Live Event
Online

Top Automation Tools and Technology for Small Businesses | 10/12/2022

October 12, 2022, 1:00pm PDT
Zoom Webinar

You’ve started a new business, but now you need a point-of-sale system, website host, accounting system, and payroll system. Where to you go for advice? Look no further! Here’s...

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Successfully Starting A New Business | 10/15/2022

October 15, 2022, 10:00am 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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Buying or Selling an Existing Business Step by Step | 10/19/2022

October 19, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

You want to buy a business and become a small business owner. Great! But you don’t know where to start. This workshop will help you find one to buy, avoid paying too much for the...

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Tax Savings Strategies for Small Businesses | 10/20/2022

October 20, 2022, 9:00am PDT

Learn the top 10 key strategies small business owners use to reduce their Federal taxes on their businesses and themselves. Also in this workshop see how other small business...

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Live Event
Online

Tax Essentials for New and Existing Business Owners | 10/25/2022

October 25, 2022, 1:00pm PDT
Zoom Webinar

You’ve started a new small business and feel you may not be reporting and paying all your taxes properly. This workshop will teach you the essential information on how to...

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Online

Quickbooks Online Basics You Need to Know | 10/26/2022

October 26, 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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Become a Small Business Owner Through Franchising | 10/26/2022

October 26, 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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Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business | 10/28/2022

October 28, 2022, 9:00am 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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Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours | 10/31/2022

October 31, 2022, 1:00pm 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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Financing Your Small Business | 11/1/2022

November 1, 2022, 1:00pm PDT

You need money to get your business off the ground or to expand when the opportunity arises. Where do you turn and what’s the right kind of financing for your business? Learn...

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Live Event
Online

Strategies to Identify and Reach Your Target Customers | 11/7/2022

November 7, 2022, 9:00am PST
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...

Read more >
Live Event
Online

Tax Savings Strategies for Small Businesses | 11/7/2022

November 7, 2022, 1:00pm PST

Learn the top 10 key strategies small business owners use to reduce their Federal taxes on their businesses and themselves. Also in this workshop see how other small business...

Read more >

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National Hispanic Heritage Month


From Sept 15 - Oct 15, is a time to celebrate and appreciate Hispanic-owned businesses across the nation. Hispanic-owned small businesses have grown 34% over the last 10 years – and show no signs of slowing down. Even with the growth and accelerating impact, Hispanic business owners face very real challenges.

SCORE is committed to helping all entrepreneurs succeed.

Visit our SCORE For All Hispanic Entrepreneurs Hub →

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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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

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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.