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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.

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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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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.

Our Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow Government Regulations & Contracting
My background is in business lending... Read More >
Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
How I can help you is to pass along all that Ive learned over the years working at the worlds largest internet leader... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can help businesses define and refine new ventures and opportunities, help businesses continually enhance operational... Read More >
Executive Director, Allamakee County Economic Development, May 2015-Present Marketing Officer/New Accounts Manager/... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital International Trade Legal Issues Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Functional work experience in production, distribution, and supply chain management; international sales; corporate... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
My main way to help you is through operations, efficiency, quality control, and financial measures. 21+ years Navy -... Read More >
Human Resources Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
Human Resources -- Staffing, Training, Compensation; Conflict resolution especially involving ADR/Mediation;... 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 >
Accounting & Cash Flow Operations Other Tax Planning
Worked for a public accounting firm for 42 years as a CPA, mostly in the taxation area. Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
Ah, elusive marketing...ah, the elusive customer. Marketing is an investment, not a cost. How much is a new customer... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Government Regulations & Contracting Legal Issues Operations Technology
I have 30 years experience working at all different levels of my family business. From cleaning the crap, to doing the... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Legal Issues Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Tax Planning
Jean is a SCORE mentor, past Chair of East Central Iowa SCORE Chapter, past Iowa SCORE District Director, and a retired... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Technology
I can help clients understand the basics of what they need to know about having a web presence for their new or... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning Technology
Operations
Extensive work history in real estate industry, metro Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Career span of 29 years included... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Legal Issues Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I can help you start and grow a business, assist in financially analyzing the business and business planning Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
Frugal entrepreneur with over 48 years of business experience starting as a paperboy at age 14. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Legal Issues Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I can help guide your research and planning for your business dream. My experience and expertise are in leadership,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Non-Profit Operations Other Strategy & Planning Technology
Having sered as CFO and Secretary to the Board of Directors for 10 years with a small software compny that we... Read More >
Operations Strategy & Planning
Grocery Retail 22 years Financial Services 18 years Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Strategy & Planning
Commercial Lender for 20 years. SCORE mentor since 2008. Worked with wide variety of small businesses to help identify... Read More >