Cleveland SCORE is a 501C3 volunteer mentoring organization, one of over 250 Score chapters around the country affiliated with the Small Business Administration. We provide free mentoring, resources and advice to people who are in business or want to start a business.
The volunteers of SCORE Cleveland are experienced owners, executives, or managers of businesses that volunteer their time to help small businesses succeed.
There is no cost for individual mentoring. Most Cleveland Score workshops or webinars are free.
As many sessions as you wish. Each session might last up to a hour, or more. SCORE Cleveland counselors are interested in your success and will follow up to see how you are progressing.
The key qualification SCORE Cleveland volunteers bring to the table is real-world experience. SCORE Cleveland volunteers have specific industry and general business expertise. Volunteer mentors may be retired business owners, business executives or operations managers. Many volunteers work full-time. All volunteers receive Score training in mentoring methods and must yearly train and recertify with National Score ethics requirements.
Yes. All SCORE Cleveland counselors honor the client's right to proprietary and confidential information. That information remains confidential as provided by SCORE's Code of Ethics. Volunteers reaffirm their commitment for the association’s Code of Ethics each year.