Nature Coast, FL SCORE

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

SCORE Nature Coast, FL is an 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.”

Whether you are trying to start a small business, expand an existing small business, or buy/sell an on-going small business, we can provide free face to face mentoring and counseling regarding the many issues and challenges our clients face.  Most often, we assist in the development of business plans for locally owned small businesses. As a Chapter of SCORE we can also draw instantly upon our nationwide pool of over 11,500 mentors for specialized help.

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Nature Coast, FL SCORE is pleased to announce Jennifer Brooks has graciously accepted the role of Acting Co-Chair until form elections are held this fall.

As a Certified Mentor with SCORE, her business specialty is Medical Business Development and Start-ups. Her business leadership background also provides other industries with advice on business plans, insurance and incorporation activities.

Jennifer is a resident of Crystal River, FL and has held several leadership roles in the HealthCare industry. Formerly from Queens, New York, Jennifer relocated to Florida in 1991 establishing a home and career in Orlando.  She has previously held positions with large health insurance companies and medical providers including Senior Network Development Manager at Anthem, Manager Provider Network Contracting at United Health Group, National Contracts Administrator at DaVita Laboratories and Senior Contract Manager at AmeriHealth Caritas. She was also a professor at Florida Career College in Orlando, leading the Health Services Administration Associates Degree Program.

She has earned an MBA in Healthcare Services Management from Keller Graduate School of Management (DeVry University) and a BA in Economics from the City College of New York (CUNY)



Reopening Checklists

The Nature Coast is reopening retail stores and restaurants after the pandemic so SCORE is here to help wih Checklists for both as they prepare Read more


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Local Business Directory

Any business owner who's earned his or her stripes can tell you, you can't do it all alone. As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you can be sure you'll need a little help. 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.

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