Lake of the Ozarks SCORE was organized in 1981 as a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the support and development of small businesses. Our members are a diverse group of successful business people who volunteer their time and expertise to help you start and grow your business.

Client service is the objective of Lake of the Ozarks SCORE and our volunteer business counselors are dedicated to providing the best possible service. We are successful business people interested in helping you live your entrepreneurial dream ... be it starting a small business or making your existing small business more effective and more profitable.

The counselors of Lake of the Ozarks SCORE are able and willing to aid in the success of small business whether by face-to-face, by telephone or online. SCORE counselors provide you with in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, resolve business problems, stimulate business growth and ensure long-term stability. Leverage our experience to move your business forward.

It is not necessary to be in business to receive counseling. You could be in the beginning phase, asking yourself, "I think I want to start a business, what do I need to do" or "is the business I have in mind a viable prospect?" You may already be in business and just need some advice on financial management or growth planning. The one-on-one counseling helps businesses to identify management problems, determine causes, and propose solutions to these problems. Counselors can also assist by evaluating business marketing strategies. In addition, counselors guide existing businesses in annual and/or quarterly reviews so that all aspects of a business can be fine tuned for productivity and growth.

Let our SCORE counselors guide you through the sometime overwhelming aspects of starting and running a successful business.