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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Six Simple Steps

February 3rd, 2022 | 9 AM - 10 AM

This workshop will uncover the six critical steps every business faces as they get their dream from idea to reality. We will look at identifying your market, defining your product or service, refining your idea, and marketing your business. We will simplify the legal and entity issues of getting your business established as well as how to handle its tax issues. 

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Recruiting and Supporting Volunteers

February 3rd, 2022 | 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Let’s face it: without dedicated, active volunteers our social, cultural, and religious organizations would crumble. In this workshop, you will learn how successful nonprofits utilize volunteers to help them thrive and grow. Representatives from several area nonprofits will share their experiences utilizing volunteers - the benefits, motivations, and rewards that keep people engaged.

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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.

SCORE Madison Blog

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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

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


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

SCORE Madison Has "Re-opened"!

SCORE Madison has "re-opened" for in-person meetings and mentoring sessions, in addition to our existing virtual options. In-person mentoring is now by appointment only. Guidelines for safely offering these services at our office are:

  • Masks are required in all common areas of our building and conference rooms for all individuals, whether vaccinated or not
  • Everyone should continue physical distancing in common areas to the best of one's ability
  • Off-site meetings? SCORE Madison volunteers can meet in person with clients outside of the SCORE Madison office as long as local safety protocols are followed

To request a mentor click here, call the SCORE Madison office at (608) 441-2820, 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.