Providing FREE mentoring to businesses in Southwest Michigan.

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53,377 new businesses

were started in 2015 with the
assistance of SCORE mentors.

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

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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 initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

Templates & Tools

How To Make Writing a Business Plan Less Intimidating

A business plan is not only important for starting your business, it’s also an indispensable tool for helping you manage and grow your business. 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. 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? Read more

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