We're Here for the Life of Your Business

The coronavirus has hit small businesses hard, but SCORE mentors can help you during this difficult time.  Connect with a SCORE Cape Fear Mentor to receive free business advice in Eastern North Carolina. Our Mission is to provide resources and expertise to maximize the success of existing and emerging small businesses.

Connect with SCORE Cape Fear

Ask the CPA 2021- Tax Advice for Your Small Business

April 15th will be here sooner than you think! You have tax questions. We have tax answers.

Join us for this LIVE Q&A session with certified CPA and small business tax expert Micah Fraim. The hour will be dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns.  He will also offer tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

You can submit questions during registration and during the LIVE webinar.

This event will take place Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 pm EST, register today! 

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How to Define Your Vision and Increase the Probability of Success

Your vision is the source of inspiration for your company and your life. You have a vision or maybe even a dream, but how can you make it a reality?

Did you know you can increase the probability of making your vision come true by 50-80%? Did you know you can do this with a few simple fundamental actions on your part? This is not fiction. This is based on neuroscience, statistics, and many experts in the field.

This webinar, presented by Certified SCORE Mentor John Tile, will help you think about:

  • Key questions to ask yourself
  • ​Defining your vision/mission
  • Developing goals/objectives to increase your chances of making your vision a reality


Register today and join us on March 18 at 1:00 pm EST to learn more! 

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Join us as we offer a five-part workshop series designed to help small business, home-based professionals, and entrepreneurs not survive but thrive.

Want to start a business but don’t know where to begin? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE’s Cape Fear Chapter, will give you the boost to get you on your way.

We kick it off on Thursday, March 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Part 1: Self-Assessment/Business Plan/Decision Making. The following events are:


03/11/2021: Part 2- Marketing Strategy and Research

03/18/2021: Part 3- Marketing Execution

03/25/2021: Part 4- Financial Reporting and Planning

04/1/2021: Part 5- Funding Sources/Conversations with Entrepreneurs


All events are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, EST. Participants who attend at least four sessions will receive a certificate of class completion. Registration for each event can be found below, and we hope to see you there!

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Free Remote Mentoring for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Professionals Get Free Business Mentoring Today!

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, SCORE mentors will meet with clients remotely. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. If you already have a mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions. If you don’t already have a SCORE mentor, you can request a remote business mentor today.

You can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

Find Your Mentor!


Who We Are

SCORE Cape Fear Region is a team of over 30 mentors who are dedicated to providing knowledge and insights to businesses of all sizes throughout the Southeastern North Carolina region.  Our diverse group of mentors have backgrounds that represent nearly every industry.  We are ready to assist you in growing or starting your business.

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Live Online Workshops for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Attend Workshops Taught by Local Experts!

SCORE Cape Fear Region mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Due to COVID-19, our workshops will be held online until further notice. Click below to view live online workshops, recorded webinars and courses on demand on a variety of small business topics.

Upcoming Workshops


Share Your Expertise

SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Become a SCORE Volunteer