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A Partnership Focused on Making You More Successful

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Traverse City mentors deliver valuable, and practical advice. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our business experts will meet by phone, email, or virtual meeting to help

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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.

5 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.

Client Testimonial

"SCORE helped us with our business plan and developing financial projections. That business plan helped us secure financing to build our Tasting Room as well as apply for grants. We were awarded a federal grant through the USDA!"

- Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery

Our Mentors

To share knowledge that I have acquired over the years to assist other to improve their business...

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After retiring from GM (2016), I am looking for something productive to do with my time and...

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To provide assistance to fledgling and experienced business owners utilizing my 30+ years of banking...

I am in the phase of my career where I should and am committed to giving back. SCORE is a great fit...

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Sustainable, healthy mall businesses are essential create most of the new jobs in our local economy...

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I am new to the Traverse City area and I am looking for a way to give back and become more...

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40 years of business experience in the medical device and biotechnology industries for Fortune 500...

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As an attorney specializing in taxation, CPA, and business owner, I help provide expertise to...

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I practiced patent, trademark, and copyright law for over 30 years and was an electrical engineer...

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I can help improve business performance by offering my expertise in product development, various...

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I assist businesses looking for help with marketing, business planning and finance. As a former...

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I can help with small service and medical business set up, organization and office management....

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I can help clients with technology and software problems and how to use these and the Internet to...

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As a seasoned executive in both small start-ups and large company divisions I can help clients...

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My greatest joy is to help people be successful and assist as I can in achieving their goals. I...

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Specialities: Business operations, Construction management, Contract negotiation, legal matters...

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As someone who has launched and managed new start up companies in a variety of businesses ranging...

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I enjoy helping new business start-ups as well as helping existing businesses improve their...

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I can help you improve your business performance with assistance on Business Model, Strategy...

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I can help improve your business performance in sales, marketing, operations finance.

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I will help SCORE clients start and/or improve their businesses with my experience in developing a...

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I love to coach entrepreneurs through the startup phase of a business, insuring that all the bases...

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I can help small businesses get started, create business plans and improve performance. As a former...

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I can assist in financial analysis, financing, and banking relationships. As a Banker for more than...

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I help entrepreneurs make more money, spend less time doing it, and have A LOT more fun in the...

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As a marketing professional with over 30 years experience in marketing, branding, communications and...

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.

Featured national success stories
Beverly Doody and Keisha Finnie
SCORE Success Story: Keisha Finnie Art
Beverley was the sweetest woman from the day we met. She found the proper help of a co-mentor to set me up with the tax credentials I needed at that time.
Colin Fukunaga in front of his food truck: Fukuburger
Colin was introduced to SCORE after drafting a business plan and visiting the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Front Porch Baking Co. Owner with SCORE Mentor
SCORE Success Story: Front Porch Baking
"Working with my mentor provided and continues to provide me with an outsider outlook on my business who can always show me the objectives and be a sounding board to problem solve."
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