SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan SCORE is dedicated to helping you succeed. We provide FREE mentoring to new and established small businesses in Southwest Michigan. Find your mentor today.
Karen Foley's Triumph with the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition
A 2019 DEI study examined the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community face worldwide despite recent advances in legal and cultural progress. The results reflected the dilemma that Karen Foley was facing as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Lancaster. There was a vacuum with a critical need to fill, and Karen was ready to make a move to bridge that gap. One of the first steps that Karen took in this process was to reach out to SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon to request the assistance of a SCORE mentor.Learn more about Karen's Success
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.
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.
SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan awarded the 2020 Platinum Chapter Excellence Award
SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan awarded 2020 Platinum Chapter Excellence Award. Our chapter's excellence is a reflection of our volunteers and the clients we've served. Our volunteers have worked exceptionally hard through a difficult year and persevered to provide valuable mentoring and educational opportunities to clients facing unprecedented challenges. We look forward to continuing our upward trend in serving small business owners and founders in our communities.
Here's What Our Clients Have to Say
Alisa and Nicole Parker |
No matter what point in the development plan you may be in, Alisa and Nicole Parker want to help you bring your ideas to fruition. Watch to see how SCORE Kalamazoo helped them on their journey. Find your mentor today and get the no-cost guidance that could change your business for the better.
Jayme Cousins |
Mason Jar Cafe
Knowing how to work within the restaurant industry doesn't necessarily mean you'll know how to run your own restaurant right off the bat. Check out how SCORE showed Jayme and her husband they don't have to be alone or intimidated throughout the process.
Adam Freeman |
Starting out hosting trivia, Adam found his passion for making events special and fun. While working with a number of professionals and developing his skill, SCORE provided Adam with the tools he needed to give his business the visibility and traction it deserved. Listen to how easy the process to get started was!