About Us

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.

 

Meet Our Mentors

Jim Sadler

Operations management, business plans, business startups, general management


Peter Cleveland

Banking, budgets, business plans, operations, project and general management


Bob Smith

High Tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions


Gerry Cormier

Problem solving, business plans, business startups, technical expertise


Steve Lucchi

Restaurant startup and operation, sales, computer information systems


Dennis Haase

Legal services, patents, copyrights, trademarks


Michelle Muncie

Construction industry design/build/special products, fine dining restaurant and café operations


Danny Stedman

Web site technology, restaurant operations, grocery and deli operations


John Hiegel

Business finance and accounting, business strategy and planning, technology and IT services


Sam Holmes

Business operations, consulting


    John Twyford

     Improve business performance in marketing, operations and finance, banking


    Ric Crane

    Marketing, sales, customer service


    Sam Hinton

    Banking, business plans, loan processing


Kathryn Peacock

Business startups, business plans


Ed Long

Manufacturing