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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Connecting Women Entrepreneurs: Navigating a New Normal

NOVEMBER 18TH, 2021 | 9 AM - 3 PM

Join women entrepreneurs and business professionals for a day of networking, empowerment, and learning.  Attendees will also receive actionable takeaways that you can apply to your business and career and hear from a diverse, inspiring, group of local leaders who will share strategies, best practices and their real-life professional journeys. 

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Essential Business Practices for Nonprofits

JANUARY 20TH, 2022 | 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Adopting essential business practices is a critical part of optimizing mission impact and sustainability. We will focus on incorporating best practices into holistic financial and management foundations to support planning and decision-making in an efficient and effective manner.

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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

Volunteer with SCORE

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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Madison Platinum Award

SCORE Madison earns Platinum Chapter Excellence Award 2020

The national office of SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business” honored SCORE Madison with national recognition for outstanding client education in 2020. The award recognizes the SCORE chapter for achievement of excellence through workshops in support of local small businesses. SCORE Madison has been a part of the local small business community for over 20 years.

Madison Platinum Award

SCORE Madison Wins the District Chapter of the Year

SCORE honored SCORE Madison with the District 563 - Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2020. The award recognizes SCORE Madison for exceptional growth in the services provided to local entrepreneurs, a wide range of free workshops and excellent face-to-face free mentoring.

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.