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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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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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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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2019 Entrepreneurship Day with SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan

Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit? Not sure what to do next to improve or begin your business?

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2019 EDay

Building relationships, and community awareness are the key reasons we host our annual event Entrepreneurship Day, and November 7 will soon be upon us. This year, SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan will select and announce winners of two new Small Business Awards at the event. Please share the news with friends, and colleagues that you believe exemplify the spirit of small business and they could win one of SCORE's Small Business Awards at EDay! Anyone in business may nominate themselves or others may nominate them.

 

 

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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!

Get your free mentor today. Browse mentor profiles or submit a mentoring request to share your business question(s) and let us pair you with an expert.

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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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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

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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

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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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