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.

Contact us today...We are here to help you SUCCEED!

Celebrating Our Client's Success

Score Nature Coast FL is pleased to celebrate the recent success of OMG Pretzel Bites for their appearance on the Travel Channel's show, Carnival Eats (S7:E3 OnDemand).  Check out their Facebook page to learn more about our client and view their schedule of events:

Brett and Jannell Mueller opened a new mobile concession selling home made pretzel bites.  OMG Pretzel Bites has been a dream of the family for several years.  They wanted to bring their freshly baked product to the masses at festivals and events in Central Florida. 

On their new trailer they make the dough, roll the dough and cut the product to size and bake the bites in the mobile oven.  The Bites are served hot and fresh and the customer feedback has been amazing. Going mobile has taken them to the next level. 

How SCORE Helped: 

They started their new business after attending a series of workshops offered by SCORE Nature Coast FL on how to start a business.  Their SCORE Mentors helped the team develop their business plan, conducted cash flow analysis, helped them size the operation to meet potential demand and helped them with financing options. 


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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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