SCORE Madison

Get FREE Business Mentoring

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.

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

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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- Upcoming Events -

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.  S
ponsored by the Hedberg Public Library, Janesville, Wisconsin

More Information and Registration

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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

- Volunteer Opportunites -

SCORE Madison Volunteer

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

- SCORE Madison Blog -

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Blog

To Be (Self-Employed ) or Not To Be by Bill Ferguson

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

Blog

Lean Manufacturing Tools by Nick Cray

One of the early-developed lean tools, developed in the 1930’s, is The 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving technique developed by the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, Sakichi... Read more

Blog

Budgeting for Next Year by Bill Ferguson

Companies using a calendar year to do their financial statements need to take this time of the year to do budgeting for next year. Budgeting? Why would a company need that? Just... Read more

Read more blogs on a wide range of business related topics authored by business experts at SCORE Madison and SCORE National.

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- Client and Mentor Testimonials -

(visit our YouTube channel for more testimonial videos)

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 Mentoring

FIND 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 Mentoring

BECOME A MENTOR

- SCORE Madison Success Stories -

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Managing A Growing Small Business

I now can understand my accounting so much better. I have accountant, but need to be clearer from a high level of what was going on in the business. Will be seeking mentorship on... Read more

From Stressed to Success

Score Madison mentor Gregg Schieve has answered all of our questions and has helped us be confident in our decisions. He often points us in the right direction and has helped us... Read more

How far can we go?

The training and guidance from SCORE Madison mentor Jorge Antezana was wonderful and very helpful. Read more

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SCORE Madison has suspended all in-person meetings and mentoring sessions.  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.

Thank you to all of our local partners and sponsors:

                   Monona Bank

                       Tingalls Graphic Design