Your Idea is Too Important to Let Fate Decide What Happens

Only fifty percent of small businesses succeed. 

SCORE provides business planning workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs to give you a better chance at success. 

New to business startups or just need a refresher?

Sign up for one of our Smart Start 1 Classes:

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019


Click for Full details of each of our 6 SmartSTART workshops
Business Concepts - Market Research - Marketing Strategy & Sales
Financial Projections/Analysis - Financial Review /Funding Sources & Next Steps



Colorado Springs SCORE helped 185 business get started in 2017. 

SCORE mentors know what it takes to start a business and have expertise to help guide you to success!

Small Businesses thrive and grow with mentors. 


What would happen if you never start your business?

  • Your potential customers may never get what they need from you
  • Colorado Springs will be missing what you are offering
  • You might always wonder "What if?"

Three Simple Steps


1. Sign up for the next workshop

2. Attend the workshop

3. Move forward with your business

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There is no shame in asking for help!

  • Avoid pitfalls
  • Get fresh insight and new ideas
  • Know the ins and outs of your business
  • Follow a plan that is well thought through
  • Figure out exactly how you’ll make money, employ people and serve customers

Beat the Odds!

Become a successful small business owner!

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Local Event

C0206 Smart Start Workshop #1 "Start Up Basics" May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019, 6:00pm MDT
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

This workshop is the first in the SCORE SmartSTART Series. Attend this Start Up Basics workshop and then decide on attending the series of 5 Advanced Workshops that follow. Read more

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National Event

Power Up Your Small Business

May 26, 2016, 12:00pm EDT

SCORE partnered with Verisign to offer this free, half-day online training event for small business owners. It provided training on starting, marketing and funding your business. Read more

National Event

Power Up Your Small Biz: Technology Trends

October 27, 2016, 12:00pm EDT

SCORE and Verisign partnered to offer the "Power Up Your Small Biz: Technology Trends" Virtual Conference. This event was a half day of learning with 6 informative webinars on how Read more

National Event

SmallBizSuccess Virtual Conference, Fall 2017

November 9, 2017, 12:00pm EST

The Fall 2017 SmallBizSuccess Virtual Conference was a free, online event featuring ten educational webinars, business mentoring, exhibitor booths, networking chat rooms, prizes, a Read more