SCORE is committed to helping businesses like yours through the unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus outbreak.

While you may be facing uncertainty, there is one thing you can be certain of: SCORE is here for you.

More than ever, challenging times call for trusted business guidance and resources. We offer practical advice and insightful tips based on years of experience.

Remote Mentoring

Our expert mentors offer free, personalized assistance to address the current crisis to help you adapt your business. Remote mentoring services are available via phone, email, video and chat. Find a mentor today.

Local Chapter Workshops and Events

We continue to offer SCORE LIVE webinars and online workshops. In-person local chapter workshops may be hosted online or postponed. Please check with your local chapter for updates. 

Live Webinar

April 9: Coronavirus and Your Small Business- Live Q&A with SCORE Mentors

Join this live Q&A webinar with SCORE’s trusted business mentors who will address your questions and concerns regarding the current crisis. Read more

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April 28: Marketing Advice to Combat an Economic Downturn

Wondering how to market your business during the economic downturn related to Coronavirus? Consistent, clear communication with your customers is vital. Read more

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In addition to free mentoring and online workshops, SCORE is collecting resources to answer your critical questions during the COVID-19 pandemic—and afterward.

Please check back frequently for updates as we are adding resources regularly.

How do I get financial support?

For many small businesses, financial support during the outbreak is critical. Loans, lines of credit, credit cards, crowdfunding and more can provide the funding needed.

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) and the CARES Act

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides Economic Injury Disaster loans that offer small businesses up to $2 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The recently-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created major initiatives including:

  • Paycheck Protection Program
  • Emergency Economic Injury Grants
  • SBA Debt Relief

Learn more about SBA Loans and the CARES Act 

Funding sources and opportunities are mobilizing to rescue small businesses. Here are some small business grants offered by SCORE partners.

Below are more resources on how to get financing to run your business:


Applying for a Business Loan Is Changing Due to COVID-19: Here’s What It Means

As the coronavirus ravages businesses, small business lenders are re-evaluating their underwriting policies. Here’s what every business owner needs to know. Read more


The Coronavirus Economic Impact: Will Business Interruption Insurance Help (& What Are My Other Options)?

The coronavirus outbreak will create serious financial hardship for small business owners. Here are some resources to help you keep your small business afloat. Read more


Five Sources of Quick Cash for Your Small Business

When your small business is facing a cash flow deficit, consider these five ways of obtaining cash quickly to keep your business moving. Read more


The Pros & Cons of a Business Line of Credit

Business lines of credit are a successful financial product because they can provide valuable assets to a growing company like yours. Read more


Where’s the Money? 10 Types of Small Business Financing and How to Qualify

This guide will help you understand ten popular types of financing available to small businesses and which ones are appropriate for your business now. Read more


The 411 on Factor Rate

Factor-rate loans are an option for repaying short-term business loans, but is it right for your company? What are factor rates and how are they calculated? Read more

How can I manage cash flow to keep my business running?

Effectively managing cash flow is the cornerstone of healthy small businesses, even in the best of times.  Whether it’s paying bills or purchasing needed supplies, cash flow can be a delicate balance between expenditures and cash reserves. 


11 Options If Your Small Business Can’t Pay Its Bills Due to Coronavirus

Read this blog if you are having trouble paying your bills due to a slowdown in revenues or higher than usual expenses related to COVID-19. Read more

Recorded Webinar

Understanding Cash Flow - A Critical Component to the Life of Your Business

This webinar will help you to get real with money, understand your costs, and manage your cash to create and maintain stability and profitability. Read more

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7 Ways to Survive a Cash Flow Crunch

A common challenge for many small business owners is keeping their cash flow on an even keel. These 7 ideas can help you navigate a temporary cash shortfall. Read more

How can I run my business online?

For businesses already doing business online, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak may be more of an expansion. For other businesses with little online presence before, the shift can be monumental. Moreover, social distancing requires businesses to be more flexible in work-at-home arrangements.

Recorded Webinar

Building an E-commerce Based Small Business

Learn how to amplify your business with e-commerce by magnifying your strengths, empowering your growth, and expanding your network. Read more

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Ready to Start an Online Store? What to Consider Before Starting an Ecommerce Site

Are you thinking of starting an online store? Ecommerce sites are a great way to make money, but read these top things to think about BEFORE you launch. Read more


Readying Your Products for E-Commerce Success

Online marketplaces have leveled the playing field for small businesses. Read these three steps you should take to help ready your products for e-commerce sale. Read more


Tips on Working Remotely With Your Employees Successfully

If you manage a remote team or are thinking of adding remote team members to your small business family, read on. Read more


The Pros and Cons of a Remote Workforce

One of the biggest recent changes to business is the ability for employees to clock in from anywhere around the world, but is it right for your small business? Read more


How to Encourage Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business

With a few simple adjustments, you can make the quest for work-life balance a little easier for the team that keeps your small business running. Read more

How do I manage my anxiety through this unstable period?

Being a leader during a crisis calls for increased stress and shouldering more responsibility than ever. You need to strengthen your resiliency against coronavirus anxiety.


How Can Entrepreneurs Take Care of Their Mental Health During the Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is dramatically shifting the routines of small business owners. What’s happens to our health, physical and mental, during this unprecedented crisis? Read more


10 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Bounce Back When They Feel Like Quitting

It takes hard work to start and maintain any type of business, whether you work from home or a storefront. Here are some suggestions to keep you going. Read more

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Building Resilience After a Business Setback

You’re struggling to ‘bounce back’ after a business setback? Resilience is becoming a key factor in successfully managing the hills and valleys of business ownership. Read more

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How do I close my business (temporarily or permanently)?

Closing your business, even temporarily, isn’t easy. In the wake of the coronavirus, many small businesses have to do just that. If your business needs to suspend business operations, there are a few guidelines to follow. 


6 Steps to Closing a Business While Staying Compliant

If you are currently in the process of ending the business’ operations, take care of these areas to ensure your business is officially terminated with the state. Read more


7 Legal and Financial Steps to Closing Your Small Business

Exiting a business requires filing paperwork to officially dissolve your business with the state and taking care of other legal and financial formalities. Read more


What is a Buy-Sell Agreement and Why Your Small Business Needs One

Every business should have a buy-sell agreement from day one. It sets fair value for an individual's share in the company to prevent possible legal conflicts. Read more

Coronavirus Government Resources for Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted information regarding loan programs and guidance for businesses:

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship created this guide about the new programs in the CARES Act that will soon be available to small businesses: The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses: Resources for Business & Employers

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has developed this resource for small businesses: Coronavirus Small Business Guide