We Help Small Businesses Like Yours

SCORE Mid-Florida serves small businesses in Florida's Sumter, Marion, and Lake Counties. We have a strong team of skilled and experienced mentors who are ready to help you start or grow your business.

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of our mentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors. 

Find a Mentor

Register today free or low-cost business workshop on topics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a local expert and connect with other business owners in the community. Classes are available locally and via online webinar.

Take a Workshop

Browse our resource library of free business templates, tools and articles to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Browse the Library

Infographic: Small Business Credit, Capital and Cash Flow

Our latest infographic highlights the financial difficulties and opportunities for small businesses. Read more


Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

These tools can be your first step towards small business success. Find business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates & guides. Read more

Recorded Webinar

Elements of a Nimble Business Plan

Advice, tips and tools for creating or updating your business plan are be covered in this webinar presented by SCORE certified mentor Bob Bloom. Read more

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Infographic: How Do Americans Support Small Businesses?

Our latest infographic shows Americans’ love of small businesses with 90% of Americans shop at small businesses at least once a week. Read more


Financing, Taxes, and Payroll, Oh My!: Guide to Small Business Finance

This resource guide, from our friends at OnDeck, outlines the tools and resources every business owner can reference to help them organize and manage the financial side of their bu Read more