About Us

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  SCORE has been mentoring small business owners since 1964.

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.  Knoxville is the main office of the local chapter # 0435 named Greater Knoxville SCORE which serves 18 East Tennessee counties. 

Greater Knoxville SCORE with 30 volunteers, some working and some retired, have a unique ability to provide value, create strong opportunity for growth, and increase stakeholder value.  This is accomplished through local mentoring, workshops, counseling and working via personal and confidential meetings with small business owners as well as serving on an advisory board for owners and their company.  These consulting services are provided at no charge.  We believe that the achievement of this strategy is best served by the development of a strong foundation for success by embracing and living our Core Values:

  • Respect for Others

  • Integrity

  • Willingness to learn

  • Professional

  • Confidentiality

  • Community Partner

  • Client Focus