Our Northeast Ohio volunteers share their experiences and knowledge to help potential and existing small business owners achieve success. 

Our volunteers in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Geauga, Ashtabula, Erie, and Huron Counties are business owners, managers, retired executives and experts in their fields.

We are SCORE 2021 Chapter of the Year - Central Region (WI, IN, IL, MI, KY, OH)


Serving Northeast Ohio: Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Geauga, Ashtabula, Huron, & Erie Counties

SCORE Cleveland, founded 1965, is one of 250+ chapters in the national SCORE organization, a 501C3 non-profit organization affiliated with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE is committed to fostering and educating the small business community in Northeast Ohio and throughout the United States. We help drive economic growth and job creation through small business formation and support. 

The Cleveland chapter has over 80 volunteers from diverse business backgrounds. Backing us is a nation-wide team of 10,000 more volunteers and a deep library of online resources. The volunteers of SCORE Cleveland are business owners, managers, retired executives, attorneys, accountants, and experts in their fields with industry specific expertise.  They share their experiences and knowledge to help potential and existing small business owners achieve success. 

SCORE for All.  Client service is the objective of SCORE Cleveland. Our volunteer business mentors are dedicated to providing the best possible service. One-on-one by video, phone, email, or in-person, the volunteers of SCORE Cleveland are able and willing to aid in the success of your small business. SCORE Cleveland volnteer mentors provide you with in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, stimulate business growth and ensure long-term stability. 

A Message From Our Chair Bob Cohen 

Thank you for your interest in SCORE Cleveland.  We look forward to assisting you in any aspect of your emerging or existing business.  Ohio is a very business friendly state and along with Cleveland, we are committed to help small business succeed.  Let us help you grow with our one-on-one counseling and information-packed live webinars. Our services are free, the advice is priceless. 

We walk the talk: doubling our NEO client services in 2020, and expect to double again in 2021. We are in need of more volunteers to help foster economic growth and job creation across all of our NEO communities. Volunteer, Giveback, and Help Pay it Forward.

"It Takes a Team" - See Our Cleveland Leadership Team's SCORE Volunteer Profiles