North Central Florida
Our chapter provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. We also offers a series of workshops (some are free of charge, and some require a modest fee) for both start-up entrepreneurs and in-business small business owners.
Our chapter also partners with Chambers and Educational institutions to provide a series of seminar programs on a wide variety of business related topics.
SCORE volunteers 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.
Depending on what is convenient for you, our 50 SCORE counselors are available to meet with you at several locations across the following Florida counties:
Alachua * Bradford * Columbia * Gilchrist * Levy
Dixie * Suwannee * Marion * small portions of Sumter and Lake
Our chapter is headquartered in Gainesville but we also have two branches to better serve you: Lake City/Suwannee Valley Branch and Ocala / The Villages Branch.
Please note that counseling is by appointment only.
There are 3 ways to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor:
by phone at:
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
online by clicking here
Select a location convenient to you:
Gainesville Office - serving Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie counties
101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 104, Gainesville, FL 32601 - Parking in back of Sun Center East.
Lake City / Suwannee Valley Office - including Columbia and Suwannee counties
1389 Highway 90 W, Suite 170 - also known as E Duval St., Lake City, FL 32025
Belleview - Accounting Office in Highway Plaza - serving the Belleview area of Marion County
11799 US Hwy 441, Belleview, FL 34420
The Villages - Fairwinds Credit Union Office - serving The Villages area of Marion/Lake/Sumter Counties
870 US Hwy 441, Lady Lake, FL 32159 (across the highway from Home Depot)
Ocala - Workforce Connection at College of Central Florida - serving the Ocala area of Marion county
3003 SW College Rd, Suite 205, Ocala, FL 34474
Ocala - Chamber of Commerce Building - serving the Ocala area of Marion county
310 SE 3rd St, Ocala, FL 34471
Ocala - Six Gun Plaza - serving the Ocala area of Marion county
4901 E Silver Springs Blvd, Suite 501, Ocala, FL 34471
You can learn more about our volunteers and view their expertise by clicking here.
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