Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Madison!
Our volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. We offer free business advice, business training, and numerous templates & tools.
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SCORE is Celebrating Black Business Month
Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution.
- We’re here to close the opportunity gap.
- We’re here to take action.
- We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge.
Visit the SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs resource hub designed to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.
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Free Business Advice
Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.
Attend a Workshop or Webinar
Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.
Browse Business Resources
If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.
SCORE Madison Blog
10 easy-to-follow rules for conducting productive and effective meetings. Read more
If the legal protection of the two types of these business entities is almost the same, which is better, corporation or LLC? Most of the time, the simple answer is this – an LLC... Read more
Businesses need mission statements to tell the public and especially their customers what it is the business does. Read more
SCORE Madison Meeting Guidelines
SCORE Madison offers free confidential business mentoring. Meet in person or virtually via video, email, or phone. In-person sessions are by appointment only. SCORE Madison volunteers can meet in person with clients as long as current local safety protocols are followed.
Give back to small businesses:
Volunteer with SCORE Madison
SCORE Madison is actively seeking women, men; Black, indigenous, people of color; working professionals and retired people experienced in all aspects of business. Our volunteers willingly give time to pay their success forward to Wisconsin business owners and entrepreneurs. You can become a small business mentor, subject-matter expert, workshop presenter, or provide administrative support. In addition to realizing personal and professional fulfillment, volunteering with SCORE provides networking opportunities, knowledge building, civic recognition, and leadership opportunities. Sound like you?
SCORE Client Testimonials
Candace Altschul |
Co-owner of Achieve Abilities
Candace was surprised that SCORE offers unlimited, no-cost mentoring for the life of a business.
Kattia Jimenez |
Founder of Mount Horeb Hemp
Kattia Jimenez founded Mount Horeb Hemp in 2018. This small farm grows organic hemp flower to make CBD products.
Tyler Schmidt |
Owner of TJ's Precision Painting
Tyler says that his SCORE mentor helped him successfully develop a "playbook" that kept him focused on the important things in his new business.
Arne King |
Owner of Savannah Company and Speed Gems
Arne talks about the marketing help he's received from SCORE Madison.
SCORE Madison Members Only
SCORE Madison volunteers can follow the link below to find a wide range of resources to help our clients.