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

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I have been working in the community and economic development space for 12 years. In this space, I have helped to... Read More >
Financing / Capital
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Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Kevin Scanlan is a nationally recognized healthcare leader with over 38 years of healthcare leadership in the metro... Read More >
Customer Relations
I have worked in Financial Services, first in banking as a lender then in the payment services as a relationship... Read More >
Customer Relations
My name is Sherman Martin and I am a former Technology Sales Account professional with an extensive background in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Im a generalist with diverse business background from computer programming to real estate development to marketing. Im... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
My interests include wanting to make a difference in the business world regardless of how little my contribution may be... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
15 years founding, operating and selling a software company, 18 years technology commercialization and entrepreurship... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I could help score clients on Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Educational Services, International Trade,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I would like an opportunity to contribute my experience, grow my network, and become more involved in Chicago's... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
With my broad management and startup experience, I can help business management, go-to-market strategies and planning,... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I am an entrepreneur and so totally believe everyone whom aspire the same should ban together and grow. Each one help,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
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
As a financial professional, I am to be a source of holistic financial guidance to help business owners navigate... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
DLS Industries--President and Owner of area rug manufacturing company supplying custom and semi-custom area rugs to... Read More >
Human Resources
While I haven't really run my own business (aside from freelancing for a bit), I have consulted lots of small... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Bob has over 40 years of experience in the Food Business as Director of Purchasing for Canteen Corporation(Vending... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting
I can give SCORE Clients insight into the formation and negotiation of procurement / supply agreements and provide... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
My background is 35 years of experience in corporate marketing, creative services, brand development and visual... 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
30 + years as a senior manager and private consultant working with and for non-profit organizations. Areas of... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Accomplished business leader with extensive and progressive experience in Commercial Lending, Finance and Consulting.... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
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 >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I know that running a small business means wearing many hats. However, first and foremost, I believe you must be a non-... Read More >
Operations
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 >
Customer Relations
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 >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
As a former Minority Business Development Agency employee, Small Business Development Center Director, and entrepreneur... Read More >
Human Resources
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
I can help develop solutions for your business challenges. My business development consumer product durables... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I've enjoyed the opportunity to work with business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. I'm hoping my experience within... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I have more than 20 years of customer and business to business marketing strategy experience. I help small businesses... Read More >
Customer Relations
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 >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
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
Senior International Business Development Manager with a track record of growing revenue and margins on a worldwide... Read More >
Non-Profit
40 years of plant engineering management and construction management services in the heavy metals industry. Consulting... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Business Strategy and Planning, Human Resources Internal Communications, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations. Catalog... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I am dedicated to assisting passionate entrepreneurs with developing their start ups and new businesses that have... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
John (Jack) M. Lynch, Consultant is a former commercial banking executive and business owner with the experience,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I would like to leverage my 16 years of consulting experience with my newly gained MBA skills from world's top 3... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Manufacturing, Business Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Strategy and Planning, Supply Chain Management,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I'm a university student with two years of experience mentoring young entrepreneurs and helping them secure grants for... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Educational Services, International Relations, Non-Profit Public and Professinal Orgs, Business Management, Media and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
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
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
Hannah Fernandez is the Founder and CEO of ROI Business Funding, a Chicago based company that funds startups and... 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
I have two companies. One is research based on the other is a behavioral health company. I have been working on... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I provide guidance to entrepreneurs and investors in key strategic and finance areas such as market studies, industry... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Bobs career started as a territory sales representative for a medical products company. Upon discharge from US Army... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Through my corporate finance/accounting and public consulting experiences I have developed expertise in strategic... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I make life easy for business owners...simple. Helping them to prioritize their most mission critical tasks to handling... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I'm passionate about business in general, but small business more specifically. I come from an entrepreneurial family... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Financial and Capital Budgeting, Cost Accounting, Cash Management, Goal Setting, Business Strategy and Planning. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I would like to help local entrepreneurs get their business get off the ground and grow sustainably for the long haul... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Thirty years experience with Kraft Foods in various leadership roles in logistics , purchasing , and operations . Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
BP Products North America President, East Gulf Coast Senior VP Marketing, Sales Supply Chief Operating... Read More >
Other
Present workshops on the topic "Time Management." I teach people how to manage their time, discipline train themselves... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelors (Accounting) and Masters Degree (MBA). I have numerous years of... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Certified coach, trainer and speaker under John Maxwell Team. Focus is to be of service assisting others in building... Read More >
Customer Relations
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
Mentoring on business operations, leadership, and organizational health. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Food Production retail and wholesale, Restaurant Startup, Import-export, ideas, planning and development and sales. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I want to share my knowledge and experiences to help both companies and their employees reach new horizons where... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I believe my diverse experience with my own small business, a successful corporate career and my ability to train and... Read More >