Citrus County SCORE

Citrus County SCORE consists of over 20 Certified SCORE Mentors.  We are eager to provide FREE assistance to businesses in Citrus and Levy Counties in Florida.

Connect with Citrus County SCORE

I'm starting a new business

Citrus County SCORE can assist you every step of the way. We provide start-up businesses with free, confidential mentoring and low cost seminars. Read more

I have an existing business

Growing pains? Citrus County SCORE can help! SCORE’s “real world” experienced mentors provide confidential mentoring and seminars. Read more

Historically known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives, our chapter consists of senior managers with years of relevant, real-world experience. We're not academics, we've lived it!

Whether you are trying to start a small business, expand an existing small business, or buy/sell an on-going small business, we can provide free face to face mentoring and counseling regarding the many issues and challenges our clients face.  Most often, we assist in the development of business plans for locally owned small businesses. As a Chapter of SCORE we can also draw instantly upon our nationwide pool of over 11,500 mentors for specialized help.

Contact us today...We are here to help you SUCCEED!


SWOT Analysis

Is your business operating on all 8 cylinders? If not, perhaps you and your team need a SWOT tune-up!   What is a SWOT tune-up? Read more


Ask SCORE is a bi-weekly publication highlighting current issues in our ever changing business environment Read more

Local Business Directory

Any business owner who's earned his or her stripes can tell you, you can't do it all alone. As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you can be sure you'll need a little help. Read more

Citrus County SCORE Welcomes new Certified Mentor Tara MacDonnell

Tara Lucente MacDonnell recently served as the Regional Director of Comcast’s Big South Project Management Office (RPMO).  In her role, Tara was the senior leader responsible for the deployment of all products and services to 3-million customers with a focus on quality and operational efficiency to ensure a great customer experience.

Tara has 12 years in the communications industry holding a variety of leadership roles in project management and operations including Comcast’s Indianapolis (RPMO), Business Services Director of Operations and Insight Communication’s Operations Development Manager in Louisville, KY.

Prior to her career in telecommunications, Tara lived in Chippewa Falls, WI working in roles that included Project Management, Leadership Development, Customer Care, Account Management and as an Office Manager.  She wrote several successful SBA business plans and obtained a large grant for a recycling facility.

Tara and her husband Tom moved to Citrus County last summer from Atlanta and are excited to call this their permanent home.

Share your Business Knowledge!

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Become a Volunteer

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.

Find Your Mentor

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Take a Workshop

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

Templates & Tools