Everybody going into business knows the odds are sometimes stacked against them. Every day they must face 12 “enemies” that conspire to bring them down. As the best defense is a good offense, here’s how you develop strategies.
SCORE Fairfield County offers FREE business mentoring and workshops from experienced advisors, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives with diverse industry experience and specialties to help small business owners start, develop and grow their business.
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Series
Led by successful business start-up entrepreneurs, these presentations portray the risk and reward of starting a business in today's competitive marketplace.
- Jan 24: Simple Steps - Are You Ready To Start Your Own Business
- Jan 31: Simple Steps - Make Your Case Introductions to Business Cases
- Feb 7: Simple Steps - Marketing Concepts
- Feb 21: Simple Steps - Financial Planning
- Feb 28: Simple Steps - Funding and Business Planning
- Mar 6: Simple Steps - Conversations With Entrepreneurs
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Entrepreneurship Program for Immigrants
Programa De Emprendimiento de Negocio Para Inmigrantes
Join the Immigrant Entrepreneurship Incubator Program from Feb 20th to Mar 21st, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at B1C, 417 Shippan Ave, 1st Floor. Learn business planning, financial management, and receive one-on-one mentorship. For more details, click "Event Details".
Participa en el Programa de Emprendimiento para Inmigrantes del 20 de febrero al 21 de marzo, martes y jueves, en B1C, 417 Shippan Ave, 1st Floor. Aprende sobre planificación empresarial, gestión financiera y recibe mentoría individual. Para más detalles, haz clic en "Event Details".
The challenges of starting a business are immense. When navigating the many challenges of a new business, advice from somebody who has been through it all before becomes invaluable. And that’s where SCORE comes in! Learn more about how SCORE Fairfield paired with Rakesh Chandra, the founder of the Westport-based Windowful Creations.
National Black History Month
National Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans. Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution. We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge so that you can succeed.
Be sure to check out the Black Entrepreneurs Hub for content and webinars created especially for Black business owners and SCORE success stories of thriving Black-owned businesses like Cohen Brand Management!
Here's What Our Clients Say About How A Score Mentor Can Help Your Business!
Our mentors work with business owners and people working on starting a business. We embrace a diverse business community and welcome all to utilize our services. SCORE's services are always free, no matter how much assistance you need.
At its December 9th Annual Awards Ceremony, the Southern CT Black Chamber of Commerce recognized our chapter as the Business Advocate of the Year. Besides the plaque recognizing the chapter, the chapter received congratulatory citations from the City of Bridgeport, the office of Senator Richard Blumenthal, and the office of Congressman Jim Himes.
Thanks to Bill Pressley, our Co-Chair, Fairfield County SCORE, and the Black Chamber have been partners for about 5 years in doing in-person workshops.
We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.
SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All.
Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs. We're looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.
Entrepreneurs Succeed With Score Mentors
Get to know our mentors. They represent a broad range of business experience, knowledge, and skills. They're ready to help you on your business journey.
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I enjoy mentoring and advising clients who are in business and want to grow and expand. I am an...
I"m expert in startups and grow ing small businesses. I am happy working with for profit businesses...
Leadership skills encompass direct marketing, catalog development, strategic planning, advertising...
In-person. Small businesses can be limited in their ability to grow due to inherent size and time constraints. One-way small businesses can overcome this challenge is through strategic partnerships.
En esta sesión hablaremos de tu idea de negocio y la validaremos para saber si realmente generara dinero. Descubriremos que necesitas para hacerla realidad. ¿Experiencia? ¿Conocimiento? ¿Empleados? ¿Sistemas?