Bakersfield SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed in Kern County. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and have over 20 retired and active professionals who provide free and confidential business counseling and a variety of free and lost cost workshops to boost your business. 

Use this website to set up a face to face or email counseling session.

SCORE National

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

We can provide:

  • Volunteer mentors who share their expertise across 62 industries
  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person or via email
  • Free business tools, templates, and tips here online
  • Inexpensive or free business local workshops and webinars (online 24/7)

Our 320+ chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA.