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Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan to Start & Grow Your Small Business.
A Partnership Focused on Making You More Successful

Whether you are faced with logistics issues, need financing, or have staffing problems, your mentor has faced the challenge. To get started, let us know a bit about your issue, and we'll pair you up with a mentor with the right experience to guide you.

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Let us do the matching for you.

Enter your zip code below and fill out the mentoring request form. We will pair you with a mentor and assist you in setting up a free mentoring appointment.

Five Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.

Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.

Our Mentors

Headshot of Joaquin Barry

Community engagement is a passion for me. I have a great portion of my career in business...

Headshot of Robert C Gadwood

My experience with starting, running, and selling a small business will help me to guide you through...

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To help budding entrepreneurs, as well as current business owners, find ways to help their...

Headshot of Kimberly Mayer

Diverse leadership experience in multiple industries specializing in the development and...

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Working Career: Retail Banking, particularly in Consumer, Commercial and Mortgage Lending. Previous...

Headshot of Rosalie Plechaty

I can help an entrepreneurial non-profit get started with the basics and assist existing non-profits...

Headshot of Robert Thomas Jank

With 36 years of commercial lending experience, I can help clients understand their initial and...

Headshot of Julie Wuerfel

I have experience in writing business plans, utilizing 401k funds to capitalize a business...

Headshot of Robert Lee Perkins

I can help you start, develop and grow your business through the planning process. I have extensive...

Headshot of Mariann Barnard

I like to take a big picture approach to help businesses with operations, marketing, and public...

Headshot of Bill Haecker

Over 40 years experience in Finance and Accounting both for profit and non profit companies.

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Areas where I can be of assistance: Design and help implement strategic plans Identify and leverage...

Headshot of Steven P Cummings

My background is from 30+ years in manufacturing businesses. I have the following areas to offer...

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I am a 30-year veteran of the marketing and communications community.

My contribution to SCORE...

Entrepreneurs Succeed with SCORE Mentors

What is better than one very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneur working to make a business highly successful? How about two very passionate, forward-thinking entrepreneurs working on your business ownership goals? That is what SCORE offers to all small business owners: mentors who work alongside entrepreneurs to realize their small business ownership dreams.

See how SCORE mentors have made a difference for other small business owners like you.

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