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SCORE volunteers, working and retired executives and small business owners, serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business."  They are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. 

They offer free and confidential advice and long-term mentoring to help you start, grow and manage your business – from idea, to startup, to success. They also offer low cost seminars and workshops for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs; an excellent opportunity to network with local, small business owners. 

Houston Chapter of SCORE, with more than 80 volunteers, has been helping entrepreneurs and small business owners in Houston since 1965. Their main office is located at  8701 S. Gessner, Suite 1200 
Houston, TX 77074
. Their website is and their phone number is 713-487-6565.

How SCORE is partnering with Liftoff Houston?
In the begining stages of the development of the competition, Liftoff Houston came to SCORE seeking mentorship for its contestants. SCORE stepped up and have been mentoring Liftoff Houston contestants ever since.  

This year our contestants will meet with a SCORE mentor atleast three times throughout the competition to recieve help developing their business plans. Contestants are required to complete prep work before meeting a SCORE mentor. This prep work goes over basic elements of the business plan that should be thought about before meeting with the mentor to make the session more productive. Instructions on scheduling a SCORE mentor session and to complete the prep work can be found within a contestant's homepage under the workshop stage.