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SCORE mentor Ngom Priso and client Tasha Oldham of My Story, Inc.Why SCORE?

SCORE offers the nation's largest, network of free, expert business mentors.

If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.
With SCORE, you can have the honest, confidential and sometimes tough conversations about managing money, motivating your team, and other business topics.
We can be your confidant, your cheerleader and your accountability partner on your path to achieving success.

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Whether you're a solopreneur, a nonprofit, a franchisee, a veteran, an independent contractor, a woman- or minority-owned business, or a young or encore (50+) entrepreneur, SCORE can help — providing guidance and resources to help with your decisions.

Our volunteer advisors offer expertise in a variety of fields and industries. Get FREE, customized, business advice from mentors committed to helping you succeed. 

Find your mentor and get assistance online or in a chapter near you.

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let your local chapter pair you with a mentor.
Submit a mentoring request to share your business question(s) with an expert.
Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.
Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Get Online and Local Business Training

Live Webinars
Learn from the experts in live presentations on popular business topics.
Online Workshops
Access self-directed training from your home or office. Available 24/7.
Local Workshops
Attend workshops led by local experts. Meet other entrepreneurs.
Community Events
Participate in seminars, roundtables, and sponsored events in your community.

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Entrepreneurship is an Adventure

Don't Go It Alone

With over 10,000 volunteers in more than 300 chapters across the nation offering expertise in over 62 industries, we have the knowledge and tools you need to reach your business goals.

Connect with a mentor online or find a SCORE office near you for free advice and business training.

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What Our Clients Say: SCORE Success Stories

Niall Yamane SCORE Awards Video

"We would not have succeeded business wise if we did not have the demographic information of SCORE. Also both mentors always made themselves available on a weekly basis and provided countless hours of consulting time! I lost count of the hours I met with them."

Niall Yamane
Owner, Yamane Championship Mixed Martial Arts


Jeani Burns from SCORE Awards Video

"I’ve made so many mistakes in past businesses and I didn’t want to make the same mistakes again. It’s like having a friend who is there to listen to you and advise you. I know if I slip and fall, they’ll be there to pick me up and give me good advice."

Jeani Burns
Creator, VoMaSmart


Noam Kimelman from SCORE Awards Video

“David is an incredibly warm and friendly mentor and friend. He cares about both my business and me as an individual. He goes above and beyond the call by getting outside the coffee shop/office and seeing the operation firsthand. His experience makes his advice invaluable.”

Noam Kimelman
Founder, Fresh Corner Cafe

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