SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan is Your Team for Success.
SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan 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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Read All About Our 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Year
See who we recognized as aspiring and established entrepreneurs across the Southwest Michigan region for their achievements in business. Those who attended came to be inspired, ask questions, meet others in roundtable discussions, and more.
Give back to small businesses:
Volunteer with SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan
Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?
Free Business Advice
We serve the communities of Kalamazoo, Portage, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, South Haven, Battle Creek, Three Rivers, Sturgis, Albion, Mattawan, and Coldwater. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.
Attend a Workshop or Webinar
Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.
Browse Business Resources
If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.
SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan awarded the 2020 Platinum Chapter Excellence Award
SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan awarded 2020 Platinum Chapter Excellence Award. Our chapter's excellence is a reflection of our volunteers and the clients we've served. Our volunteers have worked exceptionally hard through a difficult year and persevered to provide valuable mentoring and educational opportunities to clients facing unprecedented challenges.
The next SUCCESS could be yours!
In 2020, SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan mentors helped start 91 new businesses, create 261 new jobs and provided 2,661 chapter services including mentoring sessions provided and workshop attendees. We offer business mentoring services and many resources and tools for all small businesses, including programs created for underserved audiences.
Here's What Our Clients Have to Say
Alisa and Nicole Parker |
No matter what point in the development plan you may be in, Alisa and Nicole Parker want to help you bring your ideas to fruition. Watch to see how SCORE Kalamazoo helped them on their journey. Find your mentor today and get the no-cost guidance that could change your business for the better.
Jayme Cousins |
Mason Jar Cafe
Knowing how to work within the restaurant industry doesn't necessarily mean you'll know how to run your own restaurant right off the bat. Check out how SCORE showed Jayme and her husband they don't have to be alone or intimidated throughout the process.
Adam Freeman |
Starting out hosting trivia, Adam found his passion for making events special and fun. While working with a number of professionals and developing his skill, SCORE provided Adam with the tools he needed to give his business the visibility and traction it deserved. Listen to how easy the process to get started was!
SUPPORT LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES Volunteer with SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan
As a SCORE Volunteer:
- Support local entrepreneurs
- Network and build new relationships
- Help grow your local small business community
- Expand your skillset and professional reputation
- And more!