Succeed with SCORE

Get free small business advice to help your business grow and operate efficiently, or to get started. You envision your business growth in 5 years – SCORE business mentors see what it takes to get you there. ​

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FREE Mentoring

SCORE mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client`s place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.

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Workshop & Events

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

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Consulting

In business already? See if you qualify for our in business management consulting service. Get the expert advice you need with no-fee management consulting. We develop solutions tailored to your company and provide hands-on support to implement them with you.

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Amy's Candy Bar

Amy’s candy bar has garnered national and local attention including Food & Wine’s 2012 Top Five New Candy Shops and was voted by Time Out Chicago Kid’s Magazine as Chicago’s Co

Wintrust Banks | SCORE Testimonial Videos

Recently, our Cornerstone Partner Wintrust Banks selected several of their clients who were also SCORE Chicago mentoring or consulting clients. Read more

Chicago Featured Business Owners

This blog is devoted to issues facing entrepreneurs trying to start a new business and small business owners seeking information or assistance with growing their business. Read more

February 20th, 2018 SCORE Chicago Business Forum Recap

Highlights from the 2018 SCORE Chicago Business Forum

On February 20, 2018 the SCORE Chicago chapter hosted its first Small Business Forum-"Growing Your Business in the Digital Age” at the Loews Chicago Hotel. The event was a great success with nearly 300 attendees plus expert panelists in digital marketing. Learn from speakers and attendees about how attending the Forum will help them be successful.

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Help Make Dreams Come True - Become a SCORE Volunteer

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Become A Volunteer

Help SCORE serve more small businesses