SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We've been doing this for over fifty years.
One-on-one business advice
Your mentor will meet with you individually to answer your questions about starting or running a business. Common topics include legal entities, financing, business plans, and marketing. That being said, many of our clients just like to have someone impartial to bounce ideas off.
We have mentors in Hempstead, Hauppauge, Garden City, Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southampton, Hampton Bays, Shirley, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Kings Park, Bay Shore/Brightwaters, and Shoreham offering free mentoring and advice.
Free at libraries on Long Island. Sign up or drop in for courses on business basics, writing business plans, or marketing for small businesses. These courses are geared towards both existing businesses and people thinking about starting one.
If you have a specific question or issue that you want to run by one of our counselors, you can just “Ask SCORE!”
WHO ARE THE MENTORS?
SCORE mentors include people who have started and grown their own businesses, bankers, accountants, and corporate executives on Long Island. We have over 25 successful business people on Long Island who volunteer to help small businesses start and succeed – we do it to give back to our community. Our services are free and confidential.
Here is a video example of our relationship with Hempstead:
SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.
Founded in 1964, SCORE National is headquartered in Herndon, VA, and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories.