Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Chicago to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Chicago mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost to you. Below you can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

For the life of your business

SCORE Chicago volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives in a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their expertise and knowledge to help business owners and start-ups achieve their goals. SCORE Chicago mentoring services are free and confidential. Business advice is provided using Zoom, phone, email, and in-person mentoring.

We also offer educational resources, workshops, and business events to provide you with practical, useful, and up to date information to help you manage your business.

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Our experienced business mentors provide advice and resources on every aspect of business and can help you start and grow your business. Browse the mentor profiles and select the right mentor for you.

All mentoring sessions are now remote, either by phone, email, or online. Remote mentors may be in or near your community and available for face-to-face meetings in the future.

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Our Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Seasoned executive with proven ability in financial management, management consulting and cost analysis, budgeting,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Financing / Capital Government Regulations & Contracting Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelors (Accounting) and Masters Degree (MBA). I have numerous years of... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business
Financial and Capital Budgeting, Cost Accounting, Cash Management, Goal Setting, Business Strategy and Planning. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
Offering over 30+ years of integrated marketing in art direction and creative strategy in broadcast, digital,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I know that running a small business means wearing many hats. However, first and foremost, I believe you must be a non-... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Thirty years experience with Kraft Foods in various leadership roles in logistics , purchasing , and operations . Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I am dedicated to assisting passionate entrepreneurs with developing their start ups and new businesses that have... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
I have been working in the community and economic development space for 12 years. In this space, I have helped to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations Technology
I am a strategy and efficiency expert with 15 years of experience in financial services and financial management. I... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
DLS Industries--President and Owner of area rug manufacturing company supplying custom and semi-custom area rugs to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning
Through my corporate finance/accounting and public consulting experiences I have developed expertise in strategic... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Giving advise, making business plans, sharing useful skills to start a business. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations
30 + years as a senior manager and private consultant working with and for non-profit organizations. Areas of... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
Mentoring Skills: Marketing & PR including Social Media and other Digital Marketing, Strategy & Planning Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Operations Other Strategy & Planning Technology
I would like to help local entrepreneurs get their business get off the ground and grow sustainably for the long haul... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Strategy & Planning
Accomplished business leader with extensive and progressive experience in Commercial Lending, Finance and Consulting.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
Have a business and want to take it to the next step? Thinking of starting a business and need help with planning? If... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I make life easy for business owners...simple. Helping them to prioritize their most mission critical tasks to handling... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Human Resources Operations Strategy & Planning
Certified coach, trainer and speaker under John Maxwell Team. Focus is to be of service assisting others in building... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit
Hannah Fernandez is the Founder and CEO of ROI Business Funding, a Chicago based company that funds startups and... Read More >
Customer Relations Operations
Small businesses are the backbone of Chicago and what makes this city a great place to live. I believe that there is a... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Food Production retail and wholesale, Restaurant Startup, Import-export, ideas, planning and development and sales. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning
I've worked in a number of roles focused on helping firms grow, and seen firsthand the impact an outside voice can have... Read More >
Customer Relations
Customer Relations; Client Retention; Customer Service; Sales Read More >
Customer Relations Financing / Capital International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I am interested in sharing the vast experiences I have had building my business since 2009 with others embarking on the... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Sherard is the Founder of VYYABLE a platform that takes a process-oriented approach to guiding aspiring entrepreneurs... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I would like an opportunity to contribute my experience, grow my network, and become more involved in Chicago's... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Strategy & Planning
I have more than 20 years of customer and business to business marketing strategy experience. I help small businesses... Read More >
Customer Relations Non-Profit Operations Other
I have worked in Financial Services, first in banking as a lender then in the payment services as a relationship... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I believe that I am in a good position to develop good advisory and consultancy relationships with small and medium... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I have extensive experience in finance having worked in investment banking, growth equity, and currently in economic... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
BP Products North America President, East Gulf Coast Senior VP Marketing, Sales Supply Chief Operating... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Im a generalist with diverse business background from computer programming to real estate development to marketing. Im... Read More >
Legal Issues
I am retired. I have a BA in accounting and a law degree I practiced law for over 30 years. I was involved in the... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
Bob has over 40 years of experience in the Food Business as Director of Purchasing for Canteen Corporation(Vending... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
I provide guidance to entrepreneurs and investors in key strategic and finance areas such as market studies, industry... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Non-Profit
I can help with strategies for managing and growing your business. I can assist in cash and inventory management. I... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Manufacturing, Business Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Strategy and Planning, Supply Chain Management,... Read More >
Customer Relations Government Regulations & Contracting Strategy & Planning Technology
My name is Sherman Martin and I am a former Technology Sales Account professional with an extensive background in... Read More >
Customer Relations Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I would like to spend some of my time outside of work and give back to the community. I believe that one of the most... Read More >
Operations Strategy & Planning
I'm a retired CFO and have worked at three startups during my career. Additionally, I was a partner at a turn-around (... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Non-Profit Operations
Kevin Scanlan is a nationally recognized healthcare leader with over 38 years of healthcare leadership in the metro... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources
I have a strong desire to get more involved in my community and believe that sharing my knowledge and experiences to... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I would like to leverage my 16 years of consulting experience with my newly gained MBA skills from world's top 3... Read More >
Non-Profit
I've worked in nonprofit fundraising and management since 1998 and can help those who have or want to start a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
With my broad management and startup experience, I can help business management, go-to-market strategies and planning,... Read More >
Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Mr. Barrera has 15 years of Sales and Marketing. Presently he is the President of HispanicPro Media- the largest... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Strategy & Planning
I want to share my knowledge and experiences to help both companies and their employees reach new horizons where... Read More >
Non-Profit Operations
40 years of plant engineering management and construction management services in the heavy metals industry. Consulting... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
John (Jack) M. Lynch, Consultant is a former commercial banking executive and business owner with the experience,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Legal Issues Operations
I have worked as a Supervisor for over 20 years. Opened and operated Friends 2 Consignment Shop, 2007-2010 (SCORE... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other
I will be able to help score clients but listening actively and adapting to there needs. I was also provide valuable... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning
Strategy and business planning and advice on how to raise capital. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Franchising
As a former Minority Business Development Agency employee, Small Business Development Center Director, and entrepreneur... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I believe my diverse experience with my own small business, a successful corporate career and my ability to train and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Ezzy Dabbish spent most of his career with Motorola Corporate Research from 1973 through 2007 and served as Manager of... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Other Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
As a financial professional, I am to be a source of holistic financial guidance to help business owners navigate... Read More >
Financing / Capital
financial advisor Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other
My background is 35 years of experience in corporate marketing, creative services, brand development and visual... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
I could help score clients on Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Educational Services, International Trade,... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I have both a broadcast and marketing background in the communications field . I began my career in sales, eventually... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
Bobs career started as a territory sales representative for a medical products company. Upon discharge from US Army... Read More >
Non-Profit Technology
Help aspiring entrepreneurs form and improve new business ideas Read More >