Welcome to the Asheville SCORE Chapter

Asheville SCORE serves over 1400 clients per year through face to face and email counseling and business consulting. Asheville SCORE also offers over 30 business seminars offered in partnership with A-B Tech at the Enka Campus.

Asheville SCORE: SCORE’s Longest Operating Chapter

Asheville Chapter (#137) was chartered January 10, 1966 and is the longest continuously operating SCORE chapter of the over 400 operating in the U.S.A.

Asheville SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. SCORE provides FREE professional guidance, information and support that is tailored to meet the needs of your business and your personal entrepreneur objectives. Our volunteer business counselors offer small business advice, business seminars, leadership coaching, organizational development, business plan consulting, sales training and business mentoring to help you create a feasible, long term business strategy. We are committed to our goal of maximizing the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses.

FREE Business Advice and Leadership Coaching at Asheville SCORE

SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help existing local businesses and entrepreneurs starting a business succeed. Counselors are experts in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. Men and women members donate their time and expertise as business advisors and mentors. They guide clients through the logical, step-by-step development of new business ideas into a startup, existing business challenge or small business opportunity and then into a plan of action. Our business consulting and counseling service is free and confidential…no strings attached. To become a volunteer, click here! We service clients throughout Western North Carolina in our Asheville and Boone offices.

Affordable Business Training and Seminars in Asheville

Asheville SCORE offers business seminars, for a modest fee, for both start-up entrepreneurs and business owners who want to further the success of their existing venture. Our business seminars offer fundamental knowledge that every entrepreneur needs. A local professional, currently working in the field, presents each business class in a down-to-earth manner. These business seminars present a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs to network and learn.

Our Business Consulting & Counseling:

  • Free business counseling at our downtown Asheville office
  • Free on-site consultation at your business
  • Free e-mail consultation
  • Completely confidential

Our Business Training Seminars:

  • Directed by experienced professionals
  • Designed to get you on the “fast track” to a successful business
  • Special “package” options available
  • Copy of seminar presentation supplied to each registrant

More details on business seminars