Welcome to the SCORE Chicago Chapter

SCORE Chicago and our volunteer business mentors are dedicated to providing the best possible service. Face-to-face or online, our mentors are able and willing to aid in the success of small businesses.

For the Life of Your Business.

SCORE Chicago, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost. We provide:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across many industries
  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

SCORE Chicago Main Office

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A Message From Our Chapter Chair, Hannah FernandezHannah Fernandez

Small business success is at the heart of the SCORE mission, and our SCORE Chicago leadership and mentors are committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners grow and succeed for the life of their business.

More than ever, entrepreneurs need trusted sources and guidance to survive, shift, and thrive. While many small business owners face uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, there is one thing you can be sure of: SCORE Chicago will be there to support you so that you are not alone in your entrepreneurial journey.

Whether you are a new entrepreneur or you’ve been in business for a long time, our dedicated and accomplished business mentors can offer you FREE and confidential mentoring and insights based on years of real-life, business and executive experience.

SCORE Chicago is here to provide entrepreneurs like you with support to overcome obstacles, stay resilient, strategically pivot, and scale your business, despite the odds. Stay connected with us, schedule an appointment with our mentors, and continue to attend our webinars. Be well and here’s to your continued growth and success!

SCORE Chicago Executive Committee Members

Debbie Majic

Debbie Majic

Arthur Poon

Arthur Poon

Alfonso Barrera

Alfonso Barrera
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

Ezzy Dabbish

Ezzy Dabbish
Webmaster & Vice Chair of Client Services

Toyia Hemingway

Dan Ferdinand
Vice Chair of Partnership

Dan Ferdinand

Dan Ferdinand
Executive Committee Advisor

SCORE Chicago Client & Events Coordinator, Toma TalpaToma Talpa




About SCORE 

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Thanks to this generous support from the SBA and because of the selfless contributions of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, we can deliver most of our offerings at no cost.