SCORE is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to the formation, growth, and success of small businesses. SCORE Business Counselors are retired successful business owners and executives who volunteer their time to teach and help current and future business owners understand the tools and skills needed to operate their businesses successfully.

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SCORE provides confidential, free, face-to-face business counseling as frequent as necessary to define and analyze entrepreneurial business plans. SCORE counselors have helped thousands of business owners and start-ups over the years with counseling in the following:
  • Facility Leasing
  • Hiring and Training Staff
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Market Research
  • Marketing and Sales Strategies
  • Obtaining Financing
  • Starting a New Business
  • Writing a Business Plan

Business Counseling

The City of Lake Forest and SCORE have partnered for numerous years in providing prospective and current business owners with free business counseling to launch a start up or grow an existing business. Free business counseling sessions are offered on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of each month, from 9 a.m. until noon, at:
Lake Forest City Hall
25550 Commercentre Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630

For more information on SCORE or to schedule a free business counseling session at Lake Forest City Hall, contact SCORE at 714-550-7369, visit them online, or view an informational flyer (PDF).