SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 40 years and has a network of over 13,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.

These SCORE mentors will help you start and grow your business through free and confidential business advice online and in person. Start now by choosing one of the two options below:

Meet Face to Face



business advice 






Do you need business advice like this?

* fresh marketing ideas to adapt tyour business to changing circumstances

* help with a cash flow problems

* a review of business plan and startup activities

Meet with a Mentor

Book free appointments to meet with a SCORE mentor at one of 20+ locations.

View locations in the Chicago area, book a meeting and find directions. View SCORE Chicago Mentoring Locations in a map.




Find An Email Mentor

"You can search for SCORE email mentors by Area of Business, Industry or skill and then browse their profiles by to find the one that's right for your business."

Advice by Email

Click this link to get your question answered by email, for free by a local Chicago area mentor.

Please allow 48 hours for a response.