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Centennial Bridge across the Mississippi River at dusk between Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa
About SCORE Quad Cities

SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. The Quad Cities Chapter is run by over 40+ volunteers who have indepth, practical experience running and managing businesses.

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For the Life of Your Business

SCORE Quad Cities is a group of experienced business professionals who provide guidance to those desiring to start up a new small business or to assist existing small businesses in improving their profitability. The Quad Cities SCORE Chapter covers a territory comprising the counties of Scott, Clinton, Muscatine, Washington, Louisa, Jefferson, Henry, Des Moines, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, Davis, Appanoose, Wayne, Lucas, Monroe, and Wapello in Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Mercer, Lee, Henderson, Hancock, Adams, and Whiteside in Illinois.

Our volunteers are successful real-world business professionals who volunteer thousands of hours to help existing and startup businesses succeed. Our volunteers are experts with experience in areas such as; accounting, finance, human resources, consulting, import/export, law, operations, production, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, sales, marketing, management, business plan preparation, strategic planning, and many other business disciplines.

We provide:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across many industries
  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email, or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)s

Our History

In 1978, several retired business executives and professional people met in the Quad-Cities to discuss how they might use their talents in helping others to start new businesses, or in helping local and area existing businesses become even more successful. SCORE was the vehicle these men and women chose, and a request for recognition by the SCORE National Office was made. The application was approved and the chapter now serves the business needs of the Iowa-Illinois Quad Cities and vicinity.

In June 1997, the Quad Cities Chapter was named National SCORE Chapter of the Year. Two years later, Quad Cities was named Region 5 Chapter of the Year and one of the top ten in the nation. In 2019, 6 more counties in Iowa were added to the Quad Cities SCORE service area.  These counties were formally served by the Muscatine Chapter, which will now operate as a branch office under the umbrella of Quad Cities SCORE Chapter.  In 2021, the Ottumwa Chapter also became a branch of Quad Cities SCORE, adding 9 more Iowa counties to its service area. 

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The Muscatine Chapter is now a branch of the Quad Cities SCORE Chapter and its expanded service area. Clients can still schedule a mentoring session and get free small business advice by submitting a mentoring request on line (preferably) or calling (309) 797-0082.

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The South Central Iowa Chapter is now a Branch of the Quad Cities SCORE Chapter and its expanded service area. Clients can still schedule a mentoring session and get free small business advice locally by submitting a mentoring request on line (preferably) or calling (309) 797-0082.

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