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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 Plan Customer Service Funding/Loans Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I partnered with SCORE when I worked in Microfinance in New York City and have admired the mission over the years.... Read More >
Business Plan Human Resources Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
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 Plan Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I am passionate about helping small business owners succeed. I have experience in product development, user research,... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I am recently retired, having started, operated and sold several small and medium-size businesses. I have time,... Read More >
Strategy Development
I have over 30 years experience in Direct Marketing and would enjoy helping businesses Read More >
Customer Service Import & Export Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
Having been in sales and marketing related to product manufacturing, retail sales ,International business and most... Read More >
Customer Service Human Resources Marketing Management & Operations Strategy Development
I hope to serve as a sounding board, advisor, constructive challenger, and thought partner. I have a lot of experience... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I am a retired executive looking for an opportunity to use my skills in strategic planning, marketing and operations.... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Import & Export Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
Recently retired executive with extensive experience growing small industrial, product oriented, companies. I want to... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Government Regulations Management & Operations
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 Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I helped build four successful software companies, including one we took public (and is now the largest ECM software... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Marketing
I have been a sales manager for 40 years. During that time, I've successfully worked in several industries, including... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Marketing Management & 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 & Finance Management & Operations Human Resources Strategy Development Marketing
I am very interested in helping new business owners and I am pretty good with ideas and innovating strategies. I am a... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Import & Export Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
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 >
Management & Operations Strategy Development Marketing Technology
Angie's Branding Strategy + Website Design experience will help you gain clarity, expand your vision and build a brand... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations Strategy Development
As a CPA and former CFO I have extensive experience with the financial and operational aspects of businesses (i.e.... Read More >
Management & Operations Business Plan Customer Service Strategy Development
I have a passion for assisting business owners get better. I have owned / sold many successful Businesses and mentored... Read More >
Human Resources Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
I understand the importance of profit and loss responsibility and meeting a payroll every week. For over 15 years I was... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Funding/Loans Government Regulations Management & Operations Strategy Development Tax Planning
I have broad-based experience serving companies of all sizes, including dealing with startups as well as public/private... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Product Development
ROR Consulting, Inc, Owner doing software consulting. Also responsible for sales and marketing Agilisys, Inc.... Read More >
Business Plan Government Regulations Management & Operations
Health care/homecare marketing, human resources/ recruiting and retaining. Read More >
Management & Operations Business Plan Product Development Marketing
I can help improve business performance in Global Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Business Development, Acquisition... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Human Resources
Retired Senior Financial and Administrative Executive in non-profit healthcare field providing multiple services to 19,... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
WORK EXPERIENCE Began in a small family office supply company distributing products to the business to business channel... Read More >
Business Plan Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing
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 >
Management & Operations Business Plan Human Resources Product Development Marketing
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Technology
Industry Experience Computer software for medium to large manufacturing companies. I co-founded a company which... Read More >
Digital Marketing Ecommerce Management & Operations Marketing Technology Websites
I can help supercharge business websites to attract more visitors. Optimizing the content with SEO, followed by using... Read More >
Management & Operations
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Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Business Plan Marketing
Business Plan Customer Service Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
Transportation and Warehouse, Wholesale Trade. Sales and Marketing; Business Operations; Industrial Distribution,... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
Travel & Transportation; Sales and Marketing; Business Operations; Arts & Entertainment; Event Planning, including... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Customer Service Funding/Loans Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Tax Planning Technology
Business Plan Product Development Strategy Development
Proven executive success over a thirty-three year career as a strategic leader in the life insurance and annuity... Read More >
Management & Operations Business Plan Human Resources Marketing
Sr.VP HR Underwriters Lab, Corp VP HR (Human Resources) Motorola Systems Business, Corp VP HR and COO Motorola... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development
Product Management Accountabilities for Allstates Individual Life Products. Lead Life Underwriting and Life New... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development
I can help improve business performance in the areas of general management, strategy development, manufacturing,... Read More >
Management & Operations Business Plan Product Development Strategy Development Marketing
I am an entrepreneur with experience building small businesses from a single person to a thriving organization. This... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Legal Management & Operations Strategy Development Technology
Larry Zanger is a business and information technology attorney with considerable experience in business start-ups,... Read More >
Business Plan Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing
I can help improve business performance through the creation of a compelling growth strategy, marketing excellence,... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Funding/Loans Management & Operations 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 Plan Human Resources Marketing Management & Operations Product Development
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 Plan Customer Service Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
My philosophy is plain and simple: When all else fails, go sell something! I can help you and your business attract,... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Customer Service Franchising Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Business Management, Recruiting, Hiring and Training, Business Start-up and Ownership.... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
I have successful history of growing organizations through product and brand management, interpreting the voice of the... Read More >
Business Plan Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
I can help you to develop a business strategy to grow your company. My expertise includes innovation strategy,... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Technology
Senior executive consultant offering a tradition of performance excellence in business processes, operations management... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Product Development Technology
I hope to be able to improve your business performance with my experience in business strategy, traditional and digital... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Customer Service Marketing Management & Operations Strategy Development
* Leadership - VP, Director, Senior Management, Lead large team of product managers and product owners to execute... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Human Resources Legal Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development
I can provide guidance and advise on starting a new business from a busness plan and trusted advisors to marketing and... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing
Chris helps clients develop their business plans, create effective market entry strategies and pitch new ideas to... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Technology
SUMMARY:Mr. McFarlane has over 25 years of service industry experience. He has held management positions for all but... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development Technology
I help SCORE clients think differently about a wide range of business challenges and help them craft solutions unique... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Technology
Energetic and creative leader with proven expertise in significantly growing businesses on three continents. Skilled... Read More >
Franchising Human Resources Management & 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 Plan Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Technology
Experienced Healthcare Marketing Communications Strategist/ Project Manager. Strategic, Integrated marketing... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing
38 years of diverse business experience including entrepreneurial start-up, large scale growth, and business sale. I... Read More >
Government Regulations Management & Operations Business Plan Human Resources
SCORE North Cook and Lake Counties Chapter Chair whose HR executive background has always been actively focused on the... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations
Commercial Equipment Lender who has held positions as a credit analysis and manager, sales manager, region manager, and... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development
I am an Alumnus of Illinois Institute of Technology(IIT, Chicago) University of Chicago Booth school of Management.... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Government Regulations Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development Technology
City-Wide Video Surveillance Systems, Computer Systems and Networks, Computer Software Development, Wireless Networks... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Budgeting Business Plan Business Structure Cash Flow Financial Literacy Funding/Loans Management & Operations Pricing Strategy Development Technology
I really enjoy working with start up companies. Startups have a multitude of issues. Planning and testing ideas are... Read More >