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Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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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Let us do the matching for you.

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:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

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

Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

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

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

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

Our Mentors

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I can help improve business performance in planning, budgeting, operations capacity planning and...

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I recently separated from my position as VP and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel with Corteva...

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As a retired serial entrepreneur I know the value that advice from experienced business people can...

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I have experience in the financial, marketing, and insurance industries. I strive to provide...

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After a 41 year banking career, I have good knowledge in several areas, I would like to share.

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Over the past 20 plus years, I have worked in, managed, grown, bought and sold my family business. I...

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Employed by SBA for 37 years: Administration, Portfolio Management, Business Development, Lending...

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I am passionate about helping people and will do everything I can to help you and if I don't have...

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Experience in different functional areas of both B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to...

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My 40 years of banking and agricultural credit exposed me to many different business situations...

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My background is in nonprofit mangement, grant writing, and community and economic development. I...

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I have management experience in private small businesses and most recently 20 years of banking...

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I can help businesses improve their sales and marketing functions. With 20+ years in public...

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Controller for a local coop for 6 years. Worked with a variety of companies through my accounting...

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.
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Colin was introduced to SCORE after drafting a business plan and visiting the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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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