SCORE Cape Fear

SCORE Cape Fear is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground & grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.


SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

SCORE has a valuable network of 11,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. Volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner reach their set goals.

SCORE provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses. There are 24/7 virtual options available as well. SCORE also provides resources, templates, and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

We provide:

1) Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across many industries

2) Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video

3) Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online

4) Free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Dennis McGrew