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SCORE ECI offers the largest network of volunteer business mentors providing free answers to your business questions. Browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or ask a question and let us pair you with the right expert. We’re here to help you succeed.

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SCORE East Central Iowa has helped thousands of business founders fulfill their dreams to start, build & grow thriving businesses. See what our clients have to say!

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THE NEXT SUCCESS COULD BE YOURS!

In 2020 across the U.S., SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs.

3 hours of mentoring can help your business

MENTORING WORKS!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth. Get started on your small business journey, and find your mentor today!

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By sharing the lessons learned during my career. I worked for a number of smaller businesses where I started with a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
Owned and operated radio stations in the Cedar Rapids market Read More >
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Accounting & Cash Flow Government Regulations & Contracting
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Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.