SCORE is America's economic development engine, established by the Federal Government in 1964. Its focus: Create, grow, save and assist small business at no cost. We are the nation's premiere small business mentors, coaches and counselors. SCORE East Central Iowa is the local contingent. We help small businesses succeed in Benton, Bremer, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Chickasaw, Henry, Iowa, Keokuk, Jones, Johnson, & Linn Counties here in Iowa.
We are located in an easy to find, 4-story office building, right across 1st Avenue from the Walgreen’s Drug Store in Cedar Rapids, at 29th Street NE. See map below.
2750 1st Avenue NE SUITE 350
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Note: We are conveniently co-located with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office.
We offer great business consulting using proven professionals, no-charge & w/o strings.
For every $1 America invests in SCORE, we return $107.
A BIT MORE
SCORE East Central Iowa has 50+ counselors, young and old, men and women, representing 2,000 years of successful business experience in all disciplines. Been there, done well. Leaders all. We assist every small business type: Home-businesses, high-tech startups, service, manufacturing and address turn-around needs, business growth, finance issues, etc.
OTHER FACTS ABOUT THE TEAM WHO HELPS YOU:
SCORE East Central Iowa is one of the top offices in the nation, of 340 chapters, in its quality and level of service to small business. We have helped 14,000 local business clients since 1966.
We advise small business through nearly 1,200 assists per year. We help create about 25 local businesses each year. We deliver over 70 small biz workshops a year - "doing it right" is a priority! From Vinton and Victor, to Monticello, Tipton and Greater Cedar Rapids. National ties as well.
ASK FOR HELP NOTHING TO LOSE:
SCORE helped create and grow businesses like INTEL, NIKE, HP and APPLE and thousands of other major and smaller companies. Foolish not to ask for help. Free and for-fee workshops and seminars are continuously offered at various venues, including businesses, banks, Kirkwood Community College, the Metro Area Libraries and Economic Development offices.