The SCORE Association was formed in 1964 and is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE’s 350 Chapters and 11,000 business counselors have assisted nearly 10 Million Americans with small business counseling and workshops. Volunteers provide free and confidential experienced-based business advice and mentoring to clients. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SCORE's 11000 volunteer counselors have more than 500 business skills. Members have a wide variety of experiences from sales, marketing, manufacturing, inventory control, production scheduling, finance, international trade, engineering to retail and other business experiences. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business.

SCORE helps more than 300,000 people each year. Also, the SCORE web site www.score.org provides 24/7 access to more than 1,200 online counselors which conducted nearly 120,000 counseling sessions last year.

Kentucky’s SCORE Business Counseling Centers are comprised of a network of multiple centers located throughout the Commonwealth dedicated to providing professional services that will maximize the success of America’s existing and emerging small businesses. Our business counseling centers are typically aligned with Kentucky’s Area Development Districts in order for each center to have a defined served market area and be able to reach and provide needed assistance to most potential business clients across the Commonwealth. Currently, there are 12 SCORE Counseling Centers in Kentucky including the Purchase Area Center located in the Federal Building at 501 Broadway in Paducah, Kentucky. (502) 582-5976

All Kentucky SCORE Counseling Centers operate in accordance with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality as set forth by the National SCORE Association.

During the 2013 fiscal year, the SCORE Counseling Centers in Kentucky conducted 4,428 business counseling sessions with clients and in addition, 1,680 attendees took advantage of SCORE workshops and seminars. Total client services increased 24% over the previous fiscal year.

Additional information about Kentucky SCORE can be obtained on the web site www.score-kentucky.org