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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.
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Going Into Business Series
The only way an idea successfully becomes a business is for you to act on your idea. Let our Madison SCORE mentors guide you through the basic steps to evolve your idea into a viable business. This monthly, four-part series will help you focus your idea, assist in choosing a business entity, begin to build a business plan, and guide you in identifying and marketing to your ideal customers. Sign up now and get your business idea up and running. More Information
During these challenging times SCORE Madison is offering this series of workshops at no cost.Free Registration
Turn Your Dreams to Reality!
Complete this 6-month, 12-step roadmap that includes guided instruction by SCORE Madison and Rock County resource experts, access to SCORE mentors and built-in networking time with a cohort of local entrepreneurs.
Registration is required for these virtual workshops.
Register online with the link below or call 608-758-6600. Sponsored by the Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, Wisconsin
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SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.More Information
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).Read All About It!
Small Business Administration PPP and EIDL Programs
Help is on the way for some small businesses that are still struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopens in January 2021, and the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program has been extended to December 31, 2021.More Information
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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
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SCORE Madison's COVID-19 Policy
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCORE Madison has suspended all in-person meetings and mentoring sessions until further notice. However, SCORE Madison remains committed to serving our clients during this time. Mentoring sessions are available by telephone or Zoom video conference. SCORE can provide useful information and resources to help small businesses get through this challenging time. Stay safe and stay well.