Charleston SCORE offers free resources, coaching, and mentorship to small businesses in the Charleston area. They also offer affordable training sessions for people who want to learn how to make the right decisions for their business, including business plan review, SEO planning, and market research. Charleston SCORE also offers grant programs, such as the Minority and Women’s Small Business Initiative and Start Up Grants. Charleston SCORE also provides on-demand courses for small business owners that allow you to learn at your own pace on a variety of topics. Courses include Developing a Business Plan, Managing Cash Flow, and Staffing. Mentorship is at the heart of Charleston SCORE’s mission, offering small business owners connections to exports that can help you optimize your business plans, troubleshoot new strategies, and offer you proven business tools.