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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.

  • September 12th: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Part 1
  • September 19th: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Part 2: Business Concepts
  • September 26: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Part 3: Marketing Concepts
  • October 3: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Part 4: Financial Planning
  • October 10: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Part 5
Register Now!
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Programa de Emprendimiento para Inmigrantes

Este programa de cinco (5) semanas es para participantes que sueñan con abrir su propio negocio o para aquellos que necesitan apoyo adicional en su negocio actual.
Los participantes aprenderán a:

  • Planificar un negocio próspero
  • Prepararse para las responsabilidades financieras
  • Estrategias de mercadeo para promover su negocio

Los participantes de este programa recibirán un reembolso de hasta $1,000 por gastos comerciales de su negocio, sujeta al completar el 70% de las clases y al completar todos los requisitos de calificar a estos fondos.

Esta clase es enseñada en Español.

Ocurre el 12 de Septiembre al 12 de Octubre, los Martes y Jueves 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Building One Community, 417 Shippan Avenue, Stamford CT 06902

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with SCORE!

Over the past decade, Hispanic-owned small businesses have made a significant impact, boasting a 34% growth rate and contributing a remarkable $500 billion to the U.S. economy. Yet, amidst this impressive growth, Hispanic business owners face genuine challenges.

But you don't have to navigate these challenges alone. SCORE is here to support you. We've been instrumental in helping countless Hispanic entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. Just ask Sandra Vazquez, Owner & Operator of SWT Fitness, who said, "SCORE helped me develop the roadmap I needed to secure funding and expand my gym into a prime retail location."

Discover how SCORE has empowered small business owners like Sandra to start and grow their enterprises. Your business could be the next success story we celebrate!

Visit the Hispanic Entrepreneurs Hub
Sandra Vazquez and her team in SWT Fitness

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. 

Visit SCORE for All
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
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Part 5

Funding and Business Planning / Conversations with Entrepreneurs. This session will focus on funding structures required for start-up businesses today and on developing an effective business plan for your business.

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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