SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan SCORE 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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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. Our chapter phone number is 269-344-1419.

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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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29,681 New Businesses

That's how many businesses nationwide were started in 2019 with the help of SCORE mentors. We also helped create 67,706 new jobs and helped over 67% of our clients increase their revenue. The next success can be yours!

In our Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan Chapter, we helped 48 New Businesses get started, 211 new, non-owner jobs were created, and offered 2121 mentoring sessions. How can we help you?

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

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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Each month we share local, regional, and national SCORE stories and tools.  Plus, we consolidate news from other entrepreneur friendly organizations to help you navigate the small business landscape. We look forward to assisting you on your journey. Click on the 'Join Our Newsletter' link at the top of the page to register.

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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