Workshops in October will be 6pm-8pm, 4045 Bridge View Drive, N Charleston, SC 29405, 3rd floor, B339; The Entrepreneur Boot Camp will be on the USS Yorktown. Click on title to register:


Dreaming About Starting Your Own Charleston, South Carolina Small Business?

Starting a new business is easier if you’ve done it before. But if you haven’t started your business yet, don’t worry.  You’re not alone.  SCORE Coastal is here to help. Why not take advantage of our vast combined years of business knowledge that we’re willing to share?

Free Small Business Advice

SCORE aids your Charleston business development. We have dedicated volunteer mentors who counsel start-up and existing small businesses get off the ground, grow and succeed by providing free, confidential, professional business mentoring and low-fee workshops.

Workshop topics include: obtaining a business loan, writing your business plan, advertising and marketing techniques, website development, using social media, legal aspects and financial requirements to starting a business.

How Can We Help Your Business?

  • How to Start a Business in the Charleston Metro Area
  • Free Small Business Advice and Consulting
  • How to Develop a Business Plan for Your Success
  • Marketing & Advertising Your Business for Growth
  • Managing the Financial Requirements of Your Business
  • Online Marketing, Social Media and Online Businesses
  • How to Resources, Business Templates and Business Tools
  • Taking Your Business to the Next Level
  • Specialized Business Topics as Requested

Contrary to Some Misconceptions, Not All of Our SCORE Mentors Are Retired.

Many of us are still running our own businesses today. Some of our mentors also have international business experience.

Let us know how we can help you.

All you need to do is stop by one of our locations: In the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Building North Charleston; the Summerville Library on Old Trolley Rd; the Main Charleston County Library Downtown Charleston;  in the Biz Inc. Town of Mt Pleasant Building. See the Contact Us tab for mentoring days and hours. Or you may fill out an online request for mentoring.

Please support our Chapter Patrons and sponsors who help make our free services possible to Charleston Area Entrepreneurs.