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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Live Event

Understanding Financial Statements (ZOOM)

December 13, 2022, 9:00am CST

Make better business decisions tomorrow! Complete your registration today. You will receive an email the day prior to the webinar, Subject Line: WEBINAR SIGN IN LINK. It... Read more

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Live Event

Six Steps to a Successful Business Startup (ZOOM)

December 17, 2022, 9:00am CST

Are you looking to start a successful business? Let us take you through those first critical steps. Get registered today! Read more

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Free Business Advice

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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

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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

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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.

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10 Rules for Productive and Effective Meetings by Nick Cray

10 easy-to-follow rules for conducting productive and effective meetings. Read more


Should I Form A Corporation Or An LLC? What's The Point? by Bill Ferguson

Which is better, corporation or LLC? Most of the time, the simple answer is this – an LLC. It’s simpler to form and it allows for the most favorable tax elections. Read more


Mission Statements - Who Needs Them? by Kenneth Wundrow

Businesses need mission statements to tell the public and especially their customers what it is the business does. Read more

What's happening in November?

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November 26th

Small Business Saturday

Last year SCORE helped clients start 25,084 new small business around the country! Which local small business will you support? Shop small business and make a big impact!

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November 29th

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities around the world. Help our small business community thrive by contributing to SCORE.

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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.

To request a mentor click here, call the SCORE Madison office at (608) 535-4978, or email

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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?

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- 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.

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Volunteer's Toolbox

SCORE Madison volunteers can follow the link below to find a wide range of resources to help our clients.

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