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Connect with South Alabama SCORE

South Alabama SCORE, located in Fairhope AL, is part of SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business," a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses.

South Alabama SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. Whether you are thinking of starting your small business or you are already in business, we can help.

From time to time South Alabama SCORE also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. 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. We have assisted many clients in obtaining business loans.

Find a Mentor

Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from local expert advisors. Meet face-to-face or connect... Read more

Take a Workshop

Register today for our no- or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance, accounting, management and more. Read more

Browse Library

If you're looking for free business templates, guides, strategies, trends or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Read more

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Primer on Business Entities

This guide provides guidance on the possible business types you might want to consider as you start the process of creating your own business. Read more