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.

Templates & Tools

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

Michelle Mitchell Consulting

Michelle started the business to educate entrepreneurs on creating profitable businesses and help them break through their limiting beliefs about money. “My goal is to impact our... Read more

Teresa's Kitchen

How do you go from making 100 tamales a week to making close to 700 tamales a week? You open a tamale business! That’s exactly what Maria-Teresa Hernandez did when she launched... Read more

RNS Packaging

Initially I met with two local SCORE mentors who helped me organize my thoughts concerning my venture. In addition they guided me through business planning; suggesting methods and... Read more

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