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BizPitch Savannah™ is Back!!!


SCORE's "BizPitch Savannah™"

Entrepreneurial Competition
4:00pm - Friday, November 6

Meet SCORE's "BizPitch Savannah™ 2020" Finalists!

From a field of 41 aspiring local entrepreneurs who applied, the eight applicants below were selected to be SCORE's "BizPitch Savannah™ 2020" finalists.

On Friday, November 6 at 4:00 PM, they will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win over $10,000 in cash and free professional services to help them launch their new business.  

The link to the competition will be available soon both on this site and on savannah.score.org!


Free Mentoring

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. For safety purposes, during the pandemic counseling is primarily conducted via video, phone or email. 

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Local Workshops

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, free, live, online workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

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Free Resources

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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Michael Siegel - Savannah President

These are stressful and uncertain times for small businesses everywhere.You can still meet with an expert SCORE business mentor/coach  "face-to-face" using Video or Zoom or by phone.  To schedule an appointment with a Savannah SCORE Mentor call our office at 912- 652-4335.

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Savannah SCORE Named SCORE’s National Mid-Market “Chapter of the Year”

Local SCORE Chapter named “2019 Mid-Market Chapter of the Year” in recognition of its achievements and contributions to Savannah’s entrepreneurial and small business communitySCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring services and educational programs to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, announced today that the Savannah Chapter has been named 2019 Mid-Market “Chapter of the Year”. 

Over the last three years, Savannah SCORE and its team of experienced business mentors helped establish 508 new local businesses and 528 new non-owner jobs. SCORE’s popular “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition, held in early September 2018, has already resulted in the launch of three new Savannah-based businesses.  In addition to receiving the “Mid-Market Chapter of the Year” and “Outstanding Client Education Program” awards, Savannah SCORE also was the only chapter in Georgia to achieve Platinum level scores on its annual operational review. This is the first time Savannah SCORE has received these prestigious awards and recognition. Michael Siegel, Chapter Chair of Savannah SCORE, said “We are honored and proud to receive recognition for our contributions to Savannah’s small business community. Our entire Savannah SCORE Mentoring Team looks forward to continuing our work in support of Savannah’s entrepreneurs and small businesses.”

Coronavirus SBA Loans and CARES Act Assistance

Our expert mentors can support you in addressing your financial needs and navigating through this difficult time. Read more

Recorded Webinar

What You Need to Know About Business Plans

In this webinar, Peter Thorsson of Palo Alto Software explains how to create the leanest, most appropriate plan for any business, at any stage or size. Read more

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Volunteers Drive SCORE’s Mission of Shaping Small Business Success

In April, we celebrate National Volunteer Month to recognize the dedication of volunteers in all varieties of service, including our SCORE mentors. Read more


SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. We lead seminars and workshops to help small business owners meet their goals and... Read more

Featured mentors

Business Strategy & Planning
I possess years of experience in marketing, business planning, business strategy and customer relations.  Let me know... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I can help you with financing options, financial management, cash flow analysis, financial projections, and composing... Read More >
Human Resources & Internal Communications
I have extensive experience in all aspects of retail operations and management including social media, digital... Read More >

Client Success Stories

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center

FETC is now celebrating 11 years of serving our community. We now have an annual budget of over $200,000 and serve 150 children. The success of our business is directly associated... Read more

Jill Johns International

While this wasn’t Johns’ first venture as a solopreneur, she wanted to make sure her business plan and vision were solid. She sought honest, critical input to ensure her business... Read more

Foxy Loxy

Since I did not need financing and was determined to open this business, Ken Zapp, my Score mentor, did not require that we develop a full business plan.  Instead, we developed a... Read more