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SCORE is dedicated to helping you succeed. We provide FREE mentoring to new and established small businesses in Southwest Michigan. Find your mentor today.

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Free Business Advice

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.

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Low- and No-Cost Training

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops and free online webinars that provide valuable information for establishing and managing a successful business.

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Free Business Resources

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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54,506 New Businesses

That's how many businesses were started in 2017 with the help of SCORE mentors. We also helped create 61,534 new jobs and helped over 58% of our clients increase their revenue. The next success can be yours!

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Rich Daniels
CEO, RNS Packaging

Initially I met with two local SCORE mentors who helped me organize my thoughts concerning my venture.

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Lauren Parker Lasater
Owner, Colors & Cocktails

With the help of SCORE mentors Debi Howe and Cheri Bales, Lauren expanded her business from strictly a mobile art party company to a thriving studio space in...

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How To Make Writing a Business Plan Less Intimidating

Are you intimidated by the thought of writing a business plan? Too many entrepreneurs let their fear stop them from writing one. Know that the benefits are well worth the effort.... Read more


Tell Them About It With a Good News Release

Want to share some news about your small business? Consider issuing a news release. Formatted like a news story, a news release is designed to publicize an accomplishment,... Read more

Ask Your Customers for Feedback…And Be Sure to Listen

Have you ever seen those signs on the back of tractor-trailers, giving motorists a number to call to comment on the quality of the operator’s driving? A small business should... Read more

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