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

 

 

 


  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

 

 

 


  Danny Stedman

  Web site technology, restaurant operations, grocery and deli operations

 

 

 


   John Twyford

    Improve business performance in marketing, operations and finance, banking

 

 

 


   Jay Young

    Business Operations: business strategy and planning, human resources, sales, marketing and public relations.

 

 

 


   Gina Pope

    Basic operations, business strategy and planning

 

 

 


  Tom Massey

   Business operations; business strategy and planning, human resources, sales, marketing and public relations.

 

 

 


    Tim Zimmerman

    Business Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Business Strategy and Planning, Human Resources and Inter Communications, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations.

 

 


    Dick Novotny

     Business Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Business Strategy and Planning, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations.

 

 

 


    Robert Rinker

     Business Operations, Business Strategy and Planning, Sales, Marketing and Public Relations.

 

 

 


 

    Sean Ryan

      Business Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Business Strategy and Planning, Government Regulations, Sales, Marketing and Public Relations, Technology and IT Services.

 

 


 

    Dianne McKinney

      Business Finance and Accounting, Business Strategy and Planning, Human Resources and Internal Communications, Sales, Marketing and Public Relations, Supply Chain Management. Technology and IT Services