Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Madison to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Madison mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost to you. Below, you can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Mentor Profiles

Do you have specific criteria and want to explore in more detail? — Find your mentor by filtering your search by location, communication method, language, expertise, and industry.

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Request a Mentor

Don't have the time to browse mentor profiles? — Fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with a mentor and assist you in setting up a free mentoring appointment.

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Success Stories

Browse through these SCORE Madison mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped and see what our clients are saying about us!

SCORE Madison Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Franchising Human Resources
I feel I have a lot to offer smaller businesses in the fields of accounting, finance and HR. I have been very fortunate... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
Administration, Mentoring, Leadership, Recruiting Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I started my business seven years ago after twenty years in corporate marketing roles. And much of my success can be... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Operations Strategy & Planning
I can help with business operations, culture building, understanding financials and utilizing them for strategic... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Strategy & Planning
Retired investment advisor with 26 years of experience, a master’s degree in financial analysis, bachelor degree in... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help you with: accounting; banking; business operations, plans, strategies; import/export; and nonprofits Read More >
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Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business

If you are considering starting a business, working through the first three chapters of our “Startup Roadmap: Your Guide to Successfully Starting a Business” short course is a good place to begin. It will help you identify some of the critical steps and challenges you will need to consider when starting a business.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

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