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SCORE Fairfield County
Serving Southwestern Connecticut

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.

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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

Sponsored by the Norwalk Library

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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".

Event Details
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SCORE Fairfield County Showcase:
Westport-Based Windowful Creations pairs up with SCORE Fairfield County!

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.

Learn more!

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!

Visit the Black Entrepreneurs Resource Hub
Candice Cohen, 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.

Get Started with Your FREE Mentor today!
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Business Advocate of the Year

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.

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

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. 

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Become a Volunteer

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. 

Become a Volunteer

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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Mentor of the Month

Diane Winston

Mentor of the Month

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Mentor of the Month

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Mentor of the Month

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Mentor of the Month

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Mentor of the Month

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Mentor of the Month

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Mentor of the Month

Volunteer of the Year 2022

National Leadership Award

National Leadership Award

Upcoming Events
Programa de Emprendimiento: Investigación de mercado.

En esta sesión aprenderemos cómo hacer un análisis de mercado. Además el participante aprenderá las 7 P’s del marketing mix, mensaje del elevador para conectar con futuros clientes o inversionistas, y cómo pensar acerca del marketing.

Mar 5: Canva – More Tips and Tricks to Help Your Marketing

A successful business needs to market and communicate; but sometimes the cost can be prohibitive. Canva is the “Swiss Army Knife” of digital communications. This webinar will show you more behind-the-screen tips and tricks to help your marketing.

1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170
(203) 831-0065

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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