The mission of Akron SCORE 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.

Akron SCORE's cadre of experienced counselors cover 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

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

Other Organizations
Kent State University
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.