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Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Akron to Start & Grow Your Small Business.
A Partnership Focused on Making You More Successful

No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, our SCORE mentors are ready to assist. SCORE Akron mentors are highly successful and seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your small business.

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Enter your zip code below and fill out the mentoring request form. We will pair you with a mentor and assist you in setting up a free mentoring appointment.

Five Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:


Identify your small business needs and desired support.


Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.


Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Set Goals

Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.


Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.

Our Mentors

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.Guiding clients through the entire business life cycle from a twinkle in their eye to start-up...

Being recently retired, I would like to continue to coach and serve others in a way that I coached...

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Restaurateur, Chief Executive Officer, franchise consultant, Area Director / Multi-unit manager...

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US Army Officer-Military Intelligence Firestone Tire and Rubber-Store Manager-Marketing Research...

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I have a wealth of knowledge in working in corporate and in the non-profit sector. I have over 30...

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Emertius Professor, Kent State University at Trumbull. Taught courses in management, marketing, HR...

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I have a myriad of business skills and have utilized my career to assist others to grow and realize...

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I have over 20 years experience in corporate accounting and finance. I can provide guidance in...

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After running my marketing & design firm for 25 1/2 years very successfully, I signed up as a...

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a) Student Entrepreneurial Mentoring - Middle Schools, High Schools, Trade Schools, and University-...

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Professional profile: Extensive experience in developing and managing real time embedded systems....

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I have a masters in Cyber Security and I would like to help entrepreneurs navigate the cybersecurity...

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Marketing Customer Service / Call Center / Contact Center Performance Management - Balanced...

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I am a detail-oriented Accounting and Finance professional with multiple years of experience...

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I can help by providing a personal management development and coaching experience aimed at the top...

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My mission is to help entrepreneurs and businesses receive the HR support that they need so that...

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Looking forward to the opportunity to utilize my past experience to help entrepreneur as they start...

Can help for profit clients in setting up a corporate structure, writing a business plan, setting...

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41+ years of experience owning and operating a business.

Over 18 years Finance experience in Global Manufacturing companies like Goodyear, Kellogg's and Avon...

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I have been a SCORE client for 8 years and have been helped so much by my mentor, I would like to...

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I have a great deal of experience to share with clients considering forming a nonprofit business...

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Moving toward retirement and would like to share my career experience. Also, network within...

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I am a provocative thinker and problem solver for clients looking for strategic help with issues in...

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I found my SCORE mentor to be very helpful in my launch of a consulting practice after I retired. I...

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I can help you evaluate your business ideas, identify plans to develop them, and provide you with...

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46 years of general management, sales marketing, planning, experience in large,
medium, and...

Mentoring on various aspects of business at various stages of business lifecycle.

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I used SCORE in the 1990's and benefited from the guidance. I've founded and successfully operated...

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After graduating from the University of Akron, Mike began his career teaching general science and...

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I have started and operated several successful businesses and would like to help others do the same...

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I like to brainstorm with clients who are trying to find ways to market especially creating a niche...

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I am an ambitious and accomplished professional with extensive, international business development...

Entrepreneurs Succeed with SCORE Mentors

What is better than one very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneur working to make a business highly successful? How about two very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneurs working on your business ownership goals? That is what SCORE offers to all small business owners: mentors who work alongside entrepreneurs to realize their small business ownership dreams.

See how SCORE mentors have made a difference for other small business owners like you.

Beverly Doody and Keisha Finnie
SCORE Success Story: Keisha Finnie Art
Beverley was the sweetest woman from the day we met. She found the proper help of a co-mentor to set me up with the tax credentials I needed at that time.
Colin Fukunaga in front of his food truck: Fukuburger
Discover the inspiring journey of restaurateur Colin Fukunaga, who transformed the dining experience in Las Vegas with Fukuburger. Find out how SCORE advisors helped him turn his passion into a thriving business.
Front Porch Baking Co. Owner with SCORE Mentor
SCORE Success Story: Front Porch Baking
"Working with my mentor provided and continues to provide me with an outsider outlook on my business who can always show me the objectives and be a sounding board to problem solve."
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