SCORE Nature Coast FL - A 501c3 Nonprofit Organization

SCORE Nature Coast, FL is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to mentoring small business owners and anyone who wants to start a new business.  Our mission Statement is “Foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.”  Our vision is “Every person has the support necessary to thrive as a small business owner".  SCORE Nature Coast, FL consists of 25 volunteers with varying backgrounds from small business owners to corporate. We are eager to provide FREE Mentoring to businesses in Citrus and Levy Counties in Florida.

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I'm starting a new business

SCORE Nature Coast, FL can assist you every step of the way. We provide start-up businesses with free, confidential mentoring and low cost seminars. Read more

I have an existing business

Growing pains? SCORE Nature Coast, FL can help! SCORE’s “real world” experienced mentors provide confidential mentoring and seminars. Read more

With SCORE by your side, you can recover!

The coronavirus pandemic is unlike any crisis a small business has ever faced. But Small business owners are nothing if not resilient and you can get through this with SCORE by your side. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of expert business mentors with more than 10,000 diverse volunteers who are  committed to helping small business owners succeed.

Locally, SCORE Nature Coast FL mentors will guide you through reopening and recovery of your business. SCORE mentoring is Free of Charge!! How do you restart your business as the economy reopens?  How do you  stabilize your finances? How do you adapt your business – how do you remain strong through this stressful period? That’s where SCORE can help. 

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The Mertailor......What a Success Story!

Did you ever dream of what it would be like to be a mermaid or a merman? Eric Ducharme, the CEO and creative force behind the Mertailor makes people's dreams come true. Eric is passionate in making the most realistic underwater experience for his tribe of 190,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram. The Mertailor has been the leader in supplying realistic, swimmable mermaid costumes and his business in Lecanto Florida is growing.

Competitors from the US and China started chipping away at the business with similar products so Eric knew he needed to make changes.  He reached out to SCORE mentors Kim and Jeff Janssen and over the last few years the team has worked together to re-invent their product line to excite customers and to maximize profitability of the business.  You don't want to miss the rest so please Read More


Share your Business Knowledge!

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Become a Volunteer

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.

Find Your Mentor

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Take a Workshop

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

Templates & Tools
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Citrus One Stop Recovery and Economic Center (CORE)

Starting and growing a business is extremely rewarding but running a business while searching for critical answers to business growth can feel overwhelming.

The Citrus One-Stop Recovery and Economic (CORE) Center is your one-stop solutions center towards your success. Whether you are a prospective entrepreneur looking for direction, or a small to medium size business reaching for the next level, our resources –from workshops, networking, training and more can maximize your results and place you at the core of success.

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