If you are looking for entrepreneurial support close to home, SCORE is premier source of free business education and mentoring since 1964.
For the last 50 years, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs across the nation. Mentors are volunteer business experts who are experienced in all aspects and stages of business development, whether you are starting, growing, or managing your business.
The volunteer business experts provide confidential business mentorship. You can search for a mentor based on their expertise or location. Also, you can choose to meet with one or several mentors online or face-to-face in your chapter.
If you are not sure what type of mentorship you need, you can always contact your local SCORE chapter and request to be paired with a mentor.
In addition to mentorship, SCORE offers free education via:
You can search for their online resource library by the business stage, topic, format, entrepreneur type, and industry. There are countless educational resources on marketing, strategy & planning, business plans, accounting & cash flow, operations, technology, financing/capital, legal issues, customer relations, human resources, tax planning, buying or selling a business, franchising, government regulations and contracting, international trade, and product development.
Find Your Local SCORE Chapter
As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE has over 300 chapters across the United States. There are 15 chapters throughout Wisconsin.
If you are not sure what type of mentorship you need, you can always connect your local SCORE chapter and request to be paired with a mentor.
At the Whitewater University Innovation Center, Earl Humphrey is a local mentor, who is a client of the Innovation Center and works with many other local area businesses.