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SCORE mentors are successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs.  They provide free, confidential business advice across every business topic and industry. Learn more about how we can help you reach your goals.  Below you can Search for a Mentor with specific expertise or Browse the Mentor Profiles to find someone who can help your business.

We are resuming in-person mentoring at some of our 40 locations.  We are also continuing to conduct sessions by phone, email or online.  Please enter your preference for  in-person or virtual when you request a mentor.

 

Our Mentors

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Believe in giving back and helping. That has been a life long philosophy. I have the knowledge to share and seem to... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I am passionate about helping small business owners succeed. I have experience in product development, user research,... Read More >
Customer Relations International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing
Having been in sales and marketing related to product manufacturing, retail sales ,International business and most... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I am recently retired, having started, operated and sold several small and medium-size businesses. I have time,... Read More >
Strategy & Planning
I have over 30 years experience in Direct Marketing and would enjoy helping businesses Read More >
Customer Relations Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I hope to serve as a sounding board, advisor, constructive challenger, and thought partner. I have a lot of experience... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I am a retired executive looking for an opportunity to use my skills in strategic planning, marketing and operations.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Recently retired executive with extensive experience growing small industrial, product oriented, companies. I want to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Government Regulations & Contracting
Worked for a large CPA firm before being hired away by one of their clients in the trade show industry. With the help... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I helped build four successful software companies, including one we took public (and is now the largest ECM software... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I have been a sales manager for 40 years. During that time, I've successfully worked in several industries, including... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I am a recently retired COO of a Fortune 500 company, and feel I can offer insight and guidance for small business in... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I am very interested in helping new business owners and I am pretty good with ideas and innovating strategies. I am a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning
I have spent more than 25 years working with small and middle market businesses. As a former banker CEO and private... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I am no longer working full time. What I miss the most is the mentoring of emu team(s) which I always found one of the... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Other Strategy & Planning Technology
Angie's Branding Strategy + Website Design experience will help you gain clarity, expand your vision and build a brand... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning
As a CPA and former CFO I have extensive experience with the financial and operational aspects of businesses (i.e.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Strategy & Planning
I have a passion for assisting business owners get better. I have owned / sold many successful Businesses and mentored... Read More >
Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I understand the importance of profit and loss responsibility and meeting a payroll every week. For over 15 years I was... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Financing / Capital Government Regulations & Contracting Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
I have broad-based experience serving companies of all sizes, including dealing with startups as well as public/private... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Operations
I am a recent retiree with significant management experience, and I'm interested in supporting local business owners... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
ROR Consulting, Inc, Owner doing software consulting. Also responsible for sales and marketing Agilisys, Inc.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Operations
Health care/homecare marketing, human resources/ recruiting and retaining. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help improve business performance in Global Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Business Development, Acquisition... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Non-Profit Operations
Retired Senior Financial and Administrative Executive in non-profit healthcare field providing multiple services to 19,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
WORK EXPERIENCE Began in a small family office supply company distributing products to the business to business channel... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations
I founded and operated a temporary services agency in the health care field for 25 years, then sold it in 2010 to a... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Technology
Industry Experience Computer software for medium to large manufacturing companies. I co-founded a company which... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I can help supercharge business websites to attract more visitors. Optimizing the content with SEO, followed by using... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Product Management Accountabilities for Allstates Individual Life Products. Lead Life Underwriting and Life New... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help improve business performance in the areas of general management, strategy development, manufacturing,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I am an entrepreneur with experience building small businesses from a single person to a thriving organization. This... Read More >
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Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Transportation and Warehouse, Wholesale Trade. Sales and Marketing; Business Operations; Industrial Distribution,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
Travel & Transportation; Sales and Marketing; Business Operations; Arts & Entertainment; Event Planning, including... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Tax Planning Technology
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Proven executive success over a thirty-three year career as a strategic leader in the life insurance and annuity... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
operated 117 yr old family owned wholesale meat business. involved in purchasing, production, sales sales management... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit
Sr.VP HR Underwriters Lab, Corp VP HR (Human Resources) Motorola Systems Business, Corp VP HR and COO Motorola... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Legal Issues Strategy & Planning Technology
Larry Zanger is a business and information technology attorney with considerable experience in business start-ups,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I can help improve business performance through the creation of a compelling growth strategy, marketing excellence,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Financing / Capital Non-Profit Tax Planning
Primary expertise is with real estate transactions, formation of LLCs and limited partnerships, and management, leasing... Read More >
Human Resources
I can assist SCORE clients in the areas of human resources, stategic planning and training/development Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
In my 40 year plus career, I have worked in a Fortune 500 setting as a Senior officer as well as owning a business... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
My philosophy is plain and simple: When all else fails, go sell something! I can help you and your business attract,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Franchising Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Business Management, Recruiting, Hiring and Training, Business Start-up and Ownership.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I have successful history of growing organizations through product and brand management, interpreting the voice of the... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help you to develop a business strategy to grow your company. My expertise includes innovation strategy,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
Senior executive consultant offering a tradition of performance excellence in business processes, operations management... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
Innovative marketing leader with upstream and downstream experience in B2B and B2C durable goods companies. Marketing... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I hope to be able to improve your business performance with my experience in business strategy, traditional and digital... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Strategy & Planning
I can help you with planning if you are looking to start a new business or aid you with strategic planning and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
* Leadership - VP, Director, Senior Management, Lead large team of product managers and product owners to execute... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Human Resources Legal Issues Non-Profit Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can provide guidance and advise on starting a new business from a busness plan and trusted advisors to marketing and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Chris helps clients develop their business plans, create effective market entry strategies and pitch new ideas to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
SUMMARY:Mr. McFarlane has over 25 years of service industry experience. He has held management positions for all but... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I help SCORE clients think differently about a wide range of business challenges and help them craft solutions unique... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Energetic and creative leader with proven expertise in significantly growing businesses on three continents. Skilled... Read More >
Buying or Selling a Business Franchising Human Resources Non-Profit Operations
Bob began his career as a business consultant in the 7-Eleven franchise system. He later owned and operated 24/7... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Experienced Healthcare Marketing Communications Strategist/ Project Manager. Strategic, Integrated marketing... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations
38 years of diverse business experience including entrepreneurial start-up, large scale growth, and business sale. I... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Non-Profit
SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties Chapter Chair whose HR executive background has always been actively focused on the... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Commercial Equipment Lender who has held positions as a credit analysis and manager, sales manager, region manager, and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I am an Alumnus of Illinois Institute of Technology(IIT, Chicago) University of Chicago Booth school of Management.... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
City-Wide Video Surveillance Systems, Computer Systems and Networks, Computer Software Development, Wireless Networks... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I began my 33 year career with John Deere in the Information Technology department. I was a trouble-shooter and used... Read More >