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If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.
Whether you're a solopreneur, a nonprofit, a franchisee, a veteran, an independent contractor, a woman- or minority-owned business, or a young or encore (50+) entrepreneur, SCORE can help — providing guidance and resources to help with your decisions.
Our volunteer advisors offer expertise in a variety of fields and industries. Get FREE, customized, business advice from mentors committed to helping you succeed.
Find your mentor and get assistance online or in a chapter near you.
4 Easy Steps
Search for a mentor or
let your local chapter pair you with a mentor.
Submit a mentoring request to share your business question(s) with an expert.
Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.
Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.
Get Online and Local Business Training
Learn from the experts in live presentations on popular business topics.
Access self-directed training from your home or office. Available 24/7.
Attend workshops led by local experts. Meet other entrepreneurs.
Participate in seminars, roundtables, and sponsored events in your community.
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With over 10,000 volunteers in more than 300 chapters across the nation offering expertise in over 62 industries, we have the knowledge and tools you need to reach your business goals.
What Our Clients Say: SCORE Success Stories
"We would not have succeeded business wise if we did not have the demographic information of SCORE. Also both mentors always made themselves available on a weekly basis and provided countless hours of consulting time! I lost count of the hours I met with them."
Owner, Yamane Championship Mixed Martial Arts
"I’ve made so many mistakes in past businesses and I didn’t want to make the same mistakes again. It’s like having a friend who is there to listen to you and advise you. I know if I slip and fall, they’ll be there to pick me up and give me good advice."
“David is an incredibly warm and friendly mentor and friend. He cares about both my business and me as an individual. He goes above and beyond the call by getting outside the coffee shop/office and seeing the operation firsthand. His experience makes his advice invaluable.”
Founder, Fresh Corner Cafe