Welcome to the SCORE Coastal Chapter 285 website

Our Chapter has been operating in the Tri-County area for 40 years. During this time we have helped a vast number of new businesses get started and existing businesses expand; all done free of charge. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs navigate through the process of starting a business and becoming a success. You will receive One-on-One mentoring by an experience counselor who is available to help you from your first meeting until you have opened your business. We provide low cost seminars given by experts in their field that focus on business related subjects and we also have on line resources with templates to help you with your business plan. I encourage anyone who is thinking of starting a business to visit our office and speak to a counselor, it will be time well spent. Our goal is to give you first class service.
Joe Conti, former SCORE Coastal Chairman

SCORE Coastal Chapter 285 is a member of the national SCORE nonprofit association serving the Charleston, SC tri-county metro of Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties.

From a business perspective, we view for-profit and non-profits businesses the same. The accounting and funding might be different but both need the same basic business principles.

So if you are looking to start a Charleston Tri-County business or are already in business and need some additional growth assistance, we can help.

Our Mission

The mission of Charleston SCORE Coastal Chapter is to provide professional management assistance to small businesses through the voluntary service of its members, who freely give of their knowledge, expertise and experience, with the ultimate goal of improving the economy and community which we serve.

Contact us to schedule an appointment.