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Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Twin Cities to Start & Grow Your Small Business.
A Partnership Focused on Making You More Successful

SCORE mentors are experienced business professionals who volunteer their time to help others start and grow their own businesses. SCORE Twin Cities offers free, confidential small business mentoring for startup and existing businesses.

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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.

Our Mentors

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I worked for 40 years with and within technology organizations. My specialty is project management...

Having spent my working career in commercial lending and credit administration, I can assist clients...

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Pay It Forward Program through the City of St. Paul

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I can help SCORE clients by using my experience in two small business start-ups, a number of...

My primary expertise is in helping clients improve existing businesses. I have significant...

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I’ve grown, run, purchased and owned a successful business for more than 20 years. Our firm is $25 -...

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I would like to help small business grow. I would also like to learn from a vast variety of...

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I worked for over 42 years in both in a retail setting and wholesale distribution. I have experience...

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After serving 43 yrs in the Food & Beverage space, I've been enjoying helping F&B start ups and...

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I can help clients with business strategy, product development, and marketing strategy. I have...

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I am a newly retired business executive with years of experience in managing, developing, and...

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Passionate about helping business owners establish their business and grow their skills to...

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I have over 40 years of experience in the securities industry as an investment banker and hedge fund...

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I have been working in multi-level agencies for nearly two decades, spending time in nearly every...

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Helping the clients develop a good Accounting Plan and then working the Plan to provide information...

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I am a computer science engineer turned CEO, with a strong process orientation who is able to...

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Broad marketing experience. Founded/ran a successful small business. Harvard MBA. After serving in...

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My employer, U.S. Bank, has a long standing relationship with SCORE which I learned about when I...

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I'm passionate about supporting minority-owned and operated businesses in the Twin Cities, a much...

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Coaching on topic areas like: business plan, primary and secondary research, business planning...

I would like to see a more robust minority business climate.

All aspects of business. I have been a CEO 4 times, and have held many Vice President positions...

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I thoroughly enjoying giving back to the community and helping others succeed and I've experienced...

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I have been in banking for 33 years, and in SBA lending for 20 years. Looking for...

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Teacher in Mankato and Mankato State University; Executive of YMCA Ridgedale/Camp Christmas Tree...

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I like to leverage my professional work experience in government contracts, government finance...

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How I can help you
I understand the opportunities and challenges of owning a small business after...

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Medi Jiwani has worked as a Chief Financial Officer and a Senior Finance Executive, and has over 30...

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I have over 40 years of business experience at various middle and senior levels. I feel mentoring...

Empowering Entrepreneurs for Success
As a SCORE volunteer, I can provide top-notch business...

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I retired in April of 2022 after successfully leading a company of 140 full time employees and 55...

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Over 5 years of experience in high volume retail operations, Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Metro...

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Sales Marketing Strategic Planning Government Contracting international trade

My work starting and growing my business supporting entrepreneurs with logistics, marketing &...

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Marketing/Merchandise Mgr. for large US chain. National Accts. Mgr. selling to Home Depot, Loewes...

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Throughout my career, I have held leadership positions in entrepreneurial companies within the...

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I can help clients learn professional sales techniques and in turn increase their sales and profits...

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I have worked in corporate america for 20+ years. I spent 10 years in product management &...

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I am an award-winning communications and marketing professional who can offer assistance to any...

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I have lived and worked in the Twin Cities for over 35 years, all of that time in commercial banking...

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I am a 62 year old retired CEO looking to give back to the community and have a little bit of fun at...

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SCORE provided invaluable assistance to me when I started my fitness business in 2013. I closed...

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I can help SCORE clients cut to the most critical business planning and execution steps for success...

I can help with the challenges of new product development and successful launch. With a broad range...

I retired recently after running a large commercial construction and real estate services company...

Gary See business experience- Media Buyer/ Account Executive- Major Advertising agency- 7 years....

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How I can help you

I can help you turn your passion and business ideas into a real-life business...

Recently retired from a successful career in B to B sales and general management, my goal is to keep...

I am a mentor [a teacher + certified life coach].

I empower clients to move through their...

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Whether you are starting a business or need help with an existing one I am available to help you...

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I help improve your business performance through understanding both your business and its...

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I have worked in the Biomedical field for over 30 years. I am now retired and looking to give back...

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i AM 70 YEARS OLD, retired in 2019 from executive business management roles over a 40+ year career...

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I can help your business understand consumer insights, strategic planning, traditional marketing...

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28 years with 3M in Research and Development, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, international...

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As a growing company, I would like to know the SCORE organization better and find volunteering as a...

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As a former SBDC Consultant and currently an SBA Portfolio Manager for Falcon National Bank, I feel...

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I used their services to open my own small business. We opened in January of 2020 and are thriving...

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Score helped me in my business over the years and it is time for pat back.

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I have had a long and rewarding career working in the business world. I have learned many many...

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Insurance Sales Operations Executive A top-performing, results-oriented, and visionary Insurance...

I can help you evaluate business and product concepts to build a roadmap to a successful business...

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I’m a recently retired executive from a large energy company where I led a local business unit. I...

Score helped me when I started my business and when I sold my business. Now it is time for me to...

I want to impact someone's life by providing help and knowledge. The entrepreneur world is changing...

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I'd like to dedicate time to honing my mentorship skills with potential clients in partnership with...

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Worked for Unisys Corporation helping to run their R D center. My teams developed web-based and...

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I love coaching entrepreneurs. My main skills are listening and asking questions. I help people see...

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I have 25 years of business experience and love to help people achieve their business goals. I can...

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I can help you improve your business performance in finance, marketing and operations. As a proven...

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Especially like working with people in arts and entertainment, home-based businesses, consultants...

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I can help you to improve your business in the areas of process management, business planning, B2B...

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40 years of multi functional experience in the Food Industry. Most comfortable with Clients needing...

I have worked in small business banking for the past twenty-five years and have specialized in...

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I want you to use me and my experience to help you achieve your dreams.

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Very interested in mentoring and networking with BIPOC entrepreneurs. Business owner for...

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I can help retailers and those looking to introduce new products to the consumer improve their...

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As a previous owner of a small business, I believe that I have had exposure to many areas that...

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Retired last week
30 years sales and sales management .

Might be useful.

I have recently retired as a Director at 3M, where I gained extensive experience and expertise in...

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I am a recently-retired professor of marketing (20 years, undergraduate and graduate levels). Prior...

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Pay It Forward Program from the City of St. Paul

When I ran my own business, I had the opportunity to benefit from SCORE. The 2 mentors I was paired...

I have worked in business development most of my career. Building sales teams, training them...

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Sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of strategic financial product experience involving...

I started and owned a residential design / build construction company for 47 years . Lake Country...

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Help clients review accounting and financial reporting needs, both accounting process, software, and...

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Sales, marketing and business development professional in the software and graphic communications...

Primarily as a mentor to help in many areas of business and finance, consulting, contracting, IT...

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Expert in Start up Business. Very knowledgeable in Business Problems. 50 years of electronic and...

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Help business to be successful. I have been in business my whole life and this is nothing better one...

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I have a passion for serving and making a difference in the lives of others. I would like the...

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I would like to lend my experience and expertise to a small organization that would benefit from it...

It is fulfilling to help others succeed and thrilling to learn of new business ideas.

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I will utilize my personal/professional experiences to inform/educate while being your biggest...

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I can help you reach your goals by maximizing your business performance and grow your revenues and...

I'm a great listener and passionate about helping others succeed. My experience, expertise and...

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In any area to help owners plan, launch, manage, and improve their businesses.

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I'm passionate about helping others achieve their full potential. As a board member of Meda...

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I've had some amazing mentors that have guided me over my personal and professional life and would...

I would like to give back to the community. I was approached about helping the Arrowhead region...

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A thirty plus year veteran in the construction and building products manufacturing industry, Steve...

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As a recently retired business executive I would like to give back to entrepreneurs by sharing my...

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I have just recently decided to retire from a 40 year career. I have substantial experience in...

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I have seen better times and I want to contribute and solve our community problems so that all...

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My passion is marketing and advertising. This world of marketing is amazingly dynamic and has been...

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Since retiring I have found great pleasure in my volunteer activities and feel like I have helped at...

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Retied. Interested in helping healthcare entrepreneurs grow their skillset to develop and...

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I am a full time executive director and part time professional facilitator and consultant. My...

Grow new and established businesses.

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I can help entrepreneurs think through some of the most fundamental issues such as what their...

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• Business planning
• Communications & Presentations
• Media (Audio, Blogs, Websites/WordPress)
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I can help SCORE clients with their market research and help them identify opportunities, and their...

I am an engineer with business experience as an executive. I have experienced multiple roles at...

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I have worked with SCORE in various roles. Working at Deluxe Corporation, I was part of the team...

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My last 30 were with Cub Foods and SuperValu In the accounting, budgeting, purchasing and contract...

I can assist clients needing expertise in sales, marketing and presentation skills. I have over 10...

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Operations, Sales, Marketing including Digital Marketing, and Business Planning

I would be delighted to assist you as you start, operate or grow your business. I can help you as...

I can help SCORE clients with business formation, purchase and sale of businesses, purchase, sale,...

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The American capitilist system has been good to me. After 15 yars in the corporate world, I founded...

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Professional Experience: I owned my own business from 1992 to 2005. In 2006 I bought a franchise The...

I can help you with the basics of creating and running a business. I have a wide background from...

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Personally, I love helping people. I was the owner of a third-generation printing company for the...

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I can help you most by guiding your ideas into reality, helping you explore options and create...

I love to learn about the ideas, passions, visions people have with respect to their businesses and...

Assist with client inquiries relating to banking, SBA financing, and general business inquiries.

Extensive knowledge and experience launching startups to growing existing businesses, plus...

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During my lengthy career in commercial real estate finance, I enjoyed working with entrepreneurs and...

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I can mentor diversity clients. I can develop training and education packages; Design and deliver...

When I started my business 15 years ago I worked with a SCORE mentor and he helped us get off to a...

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The times have led me to commit to providing the assistance I can to small business with a...

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Over the past 50 plus years I have consulted with numerous business-to-consumer and business-to...

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Pierce County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director- November 2017 to present...

I am a semi-retired Business owner. I have owned and operated numerous enterprises over the last 45...

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Mentor and Subject matter

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My objective is to help you achieve success quickly. I had my own small business financing company...

I am a business advocate who is able to harness the energies of multiple stakeholders to deliver...

I've been a partner in Fredrickson Learning for over 35 years. My focus during that time has been on...

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I have always been in the corporate world for my career and recently took a break from my latest...

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My wife and I began a local independent bicycle shop from scratch six years ago. in 2018 (?) we won...

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I have developed a skillset of project management, product commercialization, business strategy and...

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I can assist in business formation, network development, payer and provider strategies for B2B and...

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5 Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:

Identify


Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Request


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

Schedule


Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Set Goals


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

Advance


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

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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