Welcome to Seacoast SCORE

We provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person in New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Northern Massachusetts. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

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Our Latest Success Story

Backyard Garlic

Backyard Garlic

Margaret Witham and Rebecca Hennessy know a little about garlic. Their business, Backyard Garlic out of Eliot Maine, has been growing and selling dehydrated garlic for over 5 years. “It’s like garlic powder on steroids! A simple flick of the wrist adds an instant blast of flavor without having to mess around with mincing or pressing garlic. I grind it on everything from tomato sauce to tacos to steak tips and salad.” Says Stephanie Deihl, chef.

Backyard Garlic was born out of friendship and love for the environment. “The idea grew like a magic bean…although we weren't sure what the business would be, we knew that we wanted it to be grounded in community, promote soil and human health, and be sustainable as a 'second career.' We wanted to feed people good food and make a little money while we were at it.” says Margaret.

Read More About the Success of Backyard Garlic

Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why Seacoast SCORE offers business owners a wealth of resources, including webinars and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Upcoming Seacoast Workshops

Attend a free, live workshop delivered by a local subject matter expert.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

From Sept 15 - Oct 15, is a time to celebrate and appreciate Hispanic-owned businesses across the nation. Hispanic-owned small businesses have grown 34% over the last 10 years – and show no signs of slowing down. Even with the growth and accelerating impact, Hispanic business owners face very real challenges.

SCORE is committed to helping all entrepreneurs succeed.

Visit our SCORE For All Hispanic Entrepreneurs Hub →

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SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are a growing part of the U.S. economy. SCORE offers women entrepreneurs key resources to build on their strengths and provide new avenues to success.

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SCORE for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Military veterans find successful second or third careers through small business ownership. SCORE resources help veterans capitalize on their military experience with complementary small business resources.

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