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For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of FREE business mentoring and education. SCORE provides expert mentoring and education to thousands of startup and existing businesses, just like yours.
Our goal is for you to receive the help you need to be successful in your business with focused assistance in the areas of business planning, marketing, accounting and finance, and more.
Before signing up for a mentor, we strongly recommend that you start with the first three chapters of the free "Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business" short course by clicking on the "Get Started Here" link below.
With SCORE, you are not alone on your business journey.
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SCORE Madison is Wisconsin's District 563 — 2020 Chapter of the Year!
For its resilience in the face of a pandemic, SCORE Madison has been singled out as SCORE Wisconsin’s CHAPTER OF THE YEAR. In addition, the National SCORE Association has designated SCORE Madison a Platinum Chapter for the third consecutive year.
SCORE Madison is ranked #3 nationally in client engagement for 2020
Each year, PricewaterhouseCoopers conducts a client engagement survey on behalf of SCORE National. After the results were compiled & analyzed, SCORE Madison was ranked #3 in the country based on feedback from clients who had worked with a SCORE Madison mentor in 2020.
SCORE Madison's COVID-19 Meeting Policy
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, SCORE Madison has conducted all meetings and mentoring sessions by video conference or telephone. We are working on plans to return to in-person meetings and hope to do so soon. In the meantime, SCORE Madison remains committed to serving our clients. Mentoring sessions are available by telephone or video conference. SCORE continues to provide useful information and resources to help small businesses recover from this challenging time. Stay safe and stay well.
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Forward Fest 2021 SCORE Madison Presentation - August 16, 9 AM
Come and listen to successful business and nonprofit professionals from SCORE Madison. They will share with you their expertise and experiences in creating businesses. They’ve done it and as a result, they know the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly struggles that owning a business often presents. They will share with you the best ideas that they have found, ideas over the years that work, and those that don’t. This virtual event will include ample time for questions. So, join us for an engaging discussion on launching a business idea. Get ready to receive some solid strategies that could turn your business into a winner.
WEDC awards 13 grants to support entrepreneurship programs throughout Wisconsin
SCORE Wisconsin to receive a total of $50,500 in grants. In total thirteen Wisconsin organizations helping small businesses with training, legal services, coping with COVID-19 and more have been awarded grants totaling $529,000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
Small Business Administration COVID Economic Relief Programs
SBA offers several relief options to help businesses, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
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Being A SCORE Volunteer Offers Many Benefits
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?Get Involved NOW
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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
It takes more than a better mousetrap to be successful in business. The purpose here is to tell you what you need to be successful, in addition to the better mousetrap. Read more
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SCORE Business Mentoring Testimonial - Arne King
Arne King, the owner of Savannah Company and Speed Gems talks about the marketing help he's received from SCORE Madison. SCORE Madison Free Business MentoringFIND A MENTOR
SCORE Business Mentoring Testimonial - Ken Wundrow
Certified mentor and co-chair Ken Wundrow talks about the fulfillment he receives sharing his expertise as a SCORE mentor. SCORE Madison Free Business MentoringBECOME A VOLUNTEER