Thrive Profile


Foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education

CORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

With SCORE, you are not alone on your business journey.

SCORE Columbus was established in April 1965 and serves the Columbus area.  We give free confidential business advice from experienced local mentors.

We listen to your business challenges and help maximize your potential for success by connecting you with free local mentors, workshops and training and educational resources.  Our workshops are run by local experts and are offered throughout the year.