Our Mission

The mission of SCORE Akron is to stimulate the economies of Medina, Portage, Summit, and Wayne Counties by using the business knowledge and skills of our volunteers to guide and lead small business entrepreneurs and existing businesses toward their goals.

SCORE Akron's cadre of experienced counselors covers virtually every key business discipline, including production, sales, marketing, advertising, human resources, public relations, management, finance, engineering, and inventory control.

We collaborate with many organizations in our four-county service area, including:

Economic Development Departments

  • Summit County 
  • City of Akron
  • Medina County
  • Portage County
  • Wayne County
  • City of Brunswick

Chambers of Commerce

  • Greater Akron Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce
  • Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Stow-Monroe Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • Wooster Chamber of Commerce

Universities

  • The University of Akron
  • Kent State University
  • Medina County University Center
  • The University of Akron Wayne College

Other Organizations

  • Global Business Accelerator
  • Small Business Development Center of Ohio
  • University Park Alliance
  • Portage Lakes Career Center
  • Hudson Library & Historical Society
  • Wayne County Library
  • Wayne County Schools Career Center
  • Brunswick Midpoint Campus Center
  • The Taylor Institute of Direct Marketing

The SCORE office in downtown Akron operates on a Monday through Thursday schedule, 9:00am-1:30pm. Counseling is conducted at our office or at a time and location convenient to the client and our counselor.Our free workshops are held at various venues in our four-county area. Check the Local Workshops page for the date and locations of upcoming workshops.