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.

To contact us:

  • Email:
  • Phone: Call 251-928-6387 - Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Additional Contacts: See Chapter Location

We look forward to serving you.


Visit our Facebook Page for additional information on Social Media, local activities, and other documentation for starting a business.


For your consideration the following paper ("Something on Legal Business Entities to Help You Make a Choice") will give you information to take home, read and digest as to some possible business types you might want to consider as you start your process of creating your own business.

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters in Fairhope AL, by telephone or via email.

At the SCORE 2014 presentation of the National Awards for most outstanding Community Impact entrepreneur and minority owned business. It was one of our clients who received the award for the most outstanding entrepreneur! The 11 minute video shows both Yamane Martial Arts (Daphne AL) and Mojo Martial Arts (Honolulu HI) receiving these prestigious awards for outstanding small businesses for 2014.



SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, no-cost or low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Select above link (Workshops & Events) to see what seminars are forthcoming and to, optionally, register for these seminars.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.