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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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 

SCORE is committed to helping AAPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. To help aspiring Asian American and Pacific Islander small business owners achieve their goals, SCORE offers FREE mentoring, tools and resources in our hub for AAPI Entrepreneurs.

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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. 

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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?

Apply Today!

 

Free Business Advice

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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

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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

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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.

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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. We look forward to continuing our upward trend in serving small business owners and founders in our communities.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say

Alisa and Nicole Parker |
ANP Consulting  

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 |
DJ/Event Host

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!