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SCORE volunteers provide the specific advice and resources you need through customized, 1-on-1 or team mentoring. Our mentors work with you to identify opportunities and avoid threats to your success. With SCORE, you can feel confident knowing you have an experienced resource available for simple questions or complicated strategy development.
Last year, we helped create over 56,000 new businesses and helped over 107,000 businesses increase revenue. The next success story can be yours.
You get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, SCORE can help — providing guidance and resources to help with your decisions.
Our volunteers offer expertise in a variety of fields and industries. Connect with a mentor today - online or in a chapter near you.
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WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Working with my mentor has provided a foundation to help my business grow. They worked on every aspect of my business from my business plan, to financial planning, to finding a building, to HR issues, marketing, meeting with bankers with me, to negotiating my lease, introduced me to my accountant, and more."
Owner, Dogtown Cincinnati
"Working with my SCORE mentor was when my business started to grow...SCORE, I feel, has the best people in the industry. I feel like I have the best people for every category of my business - FOR FREE! They are all part of LulyBoo, my life and my business. I'm never alone. For every issue, I have someone there to support me and give me advice. I never feel like they are too busy for me. When people ask me what's the catch they don't actually believe it exists, but it does!"
"SCORE helped me identify problems and research competition in the industry. My team of mentors have been very helpful by giving me homework and guidance. I feel very privileged that I found SCORE."
Gina Pinto Williams
Owner, Liberty Tax Service