Mentoring Works!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Why Choose SCORE?

  • SCORE provides confidential business advice through our network of 10,000 volunteer business experts.
  • Since SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), our mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.
  • You can meet with one or several mentors via email, video chat or face-to-face in your local chapter.
  • Our mentors are experienced in all aspects and stages of business development, whether you’re thinking of starting a business or growing your existing company.

Get Started in Five Steps:

  1. Identify your business question.
  2. Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor.
  3. Submit a mentoring request to share your business question(s) with an expert.
  4. Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.
  5. Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.


In 2017, SCORE mentors helped start 54,506 businesses and create 61,534 non-owner jobs. 
The next success could be yours!