The volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and managers who can offer you a wealth of information and insights on a wide variety of business problems. 

Get Mentoring Help - New Entrepreneurs and Ongoing Businesses

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. We lead seminars and workshops to help small business owners meet their goals and achieve success. We help expand outreach of SCORE through marketing and alliance building in our local communities. We provide subject matter expertise by industries and professional skills.

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

Free Mentoring

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

Workshops & Events

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

Templates & Tools

SBA publishes a guide that provides all the information you will need to start a business in Connecticut.  The guide encompasses all aspects including legal, financing, registration, business plans, programs for entrepreneurs, programs for veterans and assistance with exporting.

Get Your SBA Resource Guide

The Northwest Connecticut SCORE chapter has a great guide to starting a business in Northwest Connecticut. 


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