What we're about

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 nearly fifty years.

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

Broward SCORE, is one of the first chapters and was founded in 1964 as Chapter 17. We are a very active chapter and have more than 30 volunteers. Connect with us for informative, useful workshops, small business mentoring, special small business events and more.

Our Mission is to help entrepreneurs and small business men and women start, develop, and grow businesses in Broward County.

The purpose of this Meetup is to share our many workshops, business resources, and services to the Broward business community. Join us to learn, network, and grow your business!

299 East Broward Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale,FL 33301
Tel: (954)356-7263
Fax: (954)356-7145

Upcoming events (4)

Getting Started With Email and Social Media Marketing

Nova Southeastern University


Wondering how to get more Facebook engagement? Want to turn Facebook likes into email marketing leads? Because after all, what is the benefit of having many Facebook likes if you can’t capture them as leads? This interactive workshop will provide a deeper look into the importance of leveraging social media with email marketing to generate leads. The success of a small business depends largely upon creating a marketing strategy that drives results. This workshop will reveal some simple but effective best practices and considerations for small businesses seeking to make their social media marketing more effective. Here is just a taste of what you will discover during this power-packed workshop: Value-added content that drives engagement Attention-getting subject lines that get your emails opened The importance of understanding how email and social media work better together. Join us and learn some great new strategies to help your email and social media efforts get you results. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efwukb1t57ab0dbb Presenter: Evie Hernandez Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Fee: $35, only advance registration and payment for this event. Veterans Must present their voucher before attending the workshop. Please Note: PayPal or credit card accepted with advanced registration. No payment at the door.

Making Money in Real Estate – Flipping, Rentals, and More

Keiser University


After watching so many real estate investment programs on TV, you are probably wondering if you have what it takes to be a real estate investor. Come and learn step by step what you need to know before buying a property. How to select the right property for you. The tricks of the trade of remodeling and how to set yourself up for a successful flip or rental property business. Just the facts and tips from a successful real estate agent and investor. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efwukb88d7e7ae0b Presenter: Victoria Cooney has a bachelor’s degree in Arts & Interior Design with more than 8 years experience in high end furniture design and sales, interior design and home remodeling. During the real estate boom in 2005 she transitioned from being a designer and flipping homes to a Real Estate Agent and finding the deals. Working as a Real Estate Agent in a very competitive field where there are 53,500 agents in Miami Dade & Broward county, you soon realize that the key to success in any service oriented business is to understand the needs of your client and target your niche. Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Costs/Fee: $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Veterans Must present their voucher before attending the workshop.

Video Marketing 101

Keiser University


Video Marketing 101: How to successfully use video to educate, inform, and attract new and existing clients. Video Marketing has become an affordable, powerful and efficient business tool. Video builds trust, boosts conversions and sales, increases organic SEO and is easily shared in multiple platforms. The benefits are endless, and the simple conclusion is Video Gets Results. In this 2 hour interactive course, you will learn about successful video marketing techniques and create your own marketing video. Topics include: Types of videos, basic principles (lighting, audio, target audience, concept) distribution and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to create your own video on your smartphone during our hands-on exercise. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efwukb6ha95d357e Presenter: Steve Sarsfield was born in Philadelphia, is an army veteran tank driver stationed in Germany during the cold war. He attended University in Heidelberg, and graduated from Towson University in Baltimore with a degree in Mass Communications and television production. His professional career has included Comcast television original programming, CNBC, Lifetime Television, and upon moving to Florida to escape winter, worked with one of the original directors of Sesame Street. He is currently an active member of the Hollywood Lions Club, a volunteer ambassador with the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Hollywood Historical Society and owner of South Florida Video Productions, producing marketing video projects for business websites and social media. He enjoys raising Bonsai, bicycling, singing karaoke and dancing to house music. Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Cost/Fee: $35 for online pre-registration; $50 at the door. Veterans Must present their voucher before attending the workshop.

Thinking of Owning a Business? . . . An introduction to what's involved.

Do you dream about starting a business? You are not alone - millions of Americans share that dream. And yet, not everyone has the courage to get started. But if you are reading this you have already taken the first steps towards turning your dream into a reality. This interactive three-hour seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. Topics covered are: •Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship - The truth about business ownership •Do you have what it takes - Assessing your skills & experience •Know your options: Different types of businesses - A closer look at various ways of starting a business •Components of business ownership - Understanding the many roles you'll play as a business owner •Making it legal - The nuts & bolts of launching a new business •Business plan basics - Why you need a business plan The workshop is a solid first step. It helps you to understand what is involved in starting and running a business and your stage of readiness. This is time well spent. You will walk away with a head full of ideas for your next steps. Click Here to Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=esqnoncab&oeidk=a07efwt671jc47011ff Presenter: Adriana Arias Restrepo has more than 15 years of experience working in Supply Chain.Adriana lived in China for 8 years, where she started a trading company for cookware and dinnerware. She has also worked with multinational companies like Productos Familia in Colombia (50% owned by the SCA – Sweden), and DHLeCommerce (Part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group). She holds a degree in Production Engineering and Logistics Broward SCORE office hours: Monday – Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Costs: Free of charge.

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