The NFLPA has partnered with SCORE to provide a path to entrepreneurship for active and retired players.  Connect with a mentor today to get one-on-one assistance to start or grow a small business or take advantage of these popular online resources:


Get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed.  Get assistance at one of our 340 chapters or connect with a mentor online.

Every SCORE chapter offers expertise in a variety of skills and industries.  Whether just starting out, in business, or ready to sell, SCORE can help – providing guidance and resources to help with critical decisions.  You can turn to SCORE for assistance with 1 question or 1,000 – for the life of your business. 

Benefits of SCORE Mentoring:

  • Our mentors provide the specific resources needed through personalized, 1-on-1 advice
  • Entrepreneurs can avoid costly mistakes by learning from someone who’s “been there, done that”
  • SCORE helps businesses start and succeed.  In 2011, we helped create over 40,500 new businesses and over 67,000 jobs
  • You can feel confident knowing you have an experienced resource available for simple questions or more complicated strategy development

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Local Workshops:

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Simple Steps for Growing Your Business

Attend this comprehensive series of workshops to help you test your new business idea and get started on the right path.  Join us for five three-hour sessions and one-on-one mentoring that help you understand the basics of:

  • The concepts involved with assessing a business idea
  • Marketing your product or service
  • Understanding business financials and how they work
  • How to fund and finance your business

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Participate in this program and identify ways to grow and succeed through these program components:

  • Small Business Assessment
  • Mentoring
  • Examine your small business and identify opportunities for growth
  • Business Roundtables
  • Network with Entrepreneurs
  • Tips on business fundamentals, key business tools and growth strategies

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Online Resources:

Use these tools to help start or grow your business.

Startup Resources Growth Resources

Connect with a SCORE mentor for in-person meeting or an email mentoring session here.