Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, Seacoast SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost. Below you can browse through mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, Seacoast SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost. Below you can browse through mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Our Mentors

Accounting & Finance Funding/Loans
I am moving back to the area and would like to re-engage with the business community and offer my banking (~15 years)... Read More >
Customer Service Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development Work/Life Balance
I've built a successful multi-million dollar catering brand and have moved into a position where I have more time to... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Management & Operations Strategy Development Technology
I am a professor emeritus after 22 years with one of the leading business schools and executive education institutes... Read More >
Customer Service Management & Operations Strategy Development
I started an HVAC/R distribution business back in 1991 and was introduced to SCORE at the time and found it to be... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations
I have worked with a non-profit arts organization for the last 18 months and have enjoyed the experience tremendously... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Customer Service Funding/Loans Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I have a wealth of experience running small and large businesses, including growth from small to large, am not ready... Read More >
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Frequently Asked Questions 

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

5 Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.

Step 3 - Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.