SCORE helps you succeed! Check out one of our latest success stories.
Chris Dodge started the Black Rock Bouldering Gym in Phoenix, so he could share the sport with his local community. He named the gym after an O.A.R. song that he says describes "a place of peace, inspiration, love, strength, and self-discovery. It's the place we travel to in our minds when we're scared, lonely, strong, brilliant, and everything in-between." Dodge wants his gym to be this kind of refuge for guests.
How SCORE helped: Dodge says, "SCORE helped give me a solid foundation on which I could build my financial projections and accounting best practices . . . Without the direction and insight provided by my mentor Kirk, I don't believe we would have opened the doors as quickly as we did."
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for more than 50 years.
Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at a very low cost.
Find out more about our Mission, Vision and Values here.