About Our National Organization
SCORE, a national nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA, and has more than 300 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 11,000 volunteers nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than fifty years.
About Our Chapter
SCORE Chapter 591 has served existing and new businesses in Whatcom and Skagit counties for more than 20 years. Our counselors collectively have more than 275 years of business experience across a broad set of business environments, including financial and general management of large and small businesses, retail store management, restaurant operations, commercial lending, business education, business accounting, human resource development and management, product development, manufacturing, quality systems, and information technology management. We offer local small business entrepreneurs face-to-face, confidential business counseling services at no charge. Our counselors have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need.
SCORE Chapter 591 maintains excellent partnerships with other local support resources for small businesses, including the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Western Washington University College of Business and Economics, Bellingham Technical College, and Whatcom Community College (WCC). Through our partnership with WCC, we provide local workshops to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses. Our chapter website provides resources, templates, tools, and links to assist entrepreneurs in developing plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.