Free Expert Advice to Start or Grow Your Small Business

SCORE volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives across a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. 

How can we help you succeed?

I want to start a new business I want to grow an existing business

Connect with SCORE Westchester

We're currently virtual!

Our physical office locations are currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our staff and volunteers are still working remotely.

Mentoring is by appointment only. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to stop the spread of the virus, mentoring sessions will be conducted remotely via phone, video, or email. For inquiries, give us a call at (914)267-6570.

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition founder and SCORE mentors

Pride Month

SCORE Westchester is proud to provide mentoring and resources to help LGBTQIA-owned businesses in our community succeed. If you’d like to make a difference for local entrepreneurs, apply to volunteer today!

Learn more about how SCORE helped Karen Foley and her non-profit, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition.

Two women in hard hats and safety vests discuss business safety measures

National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Part of planning for a disaster or crisis is to prioritize the health and safety of your employees.

Find more resources for business safety guidance, tips, and step-by-step plans to manage workplace health and safety.

restaurant business owners discussing business sitting at a table with laptop

Juneteenth

June 19th is #Juneteenth!

SCORE Westchester is helping address the unique needs of Black entrepreneurs in our community with the resources and support they need to thrive. Visit our free online resource hub, SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs.

FREE MENTORING:

Get confidential advice on a wide range of small business topics including:

Developing a business plan

Developing a
Business Plan

Costing and pricing your product

Costing & Pricing
Your Product

Assessment of your business concept

Assessment of Your
Business Concept

Crafting a winning marketing approach

Crafting a Winning
Marketing Approach

Determine your legal structure

Determine Your Legal
Structure

Conducting market research

Conducting Market
Research

Preparing funding documentation

Preparing Funding
Documentation

Networking for valuable business connections

Networking for Valuable
Business Connections

For Startups For Existing Businesses

All the resources and support you need to succeed

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE Westchester offers business owners a wealth of resources, including webinars and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Find Your Mentor Today

Two women having a discussion

Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop

Woman with earphones on watching her laptop

Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

Man looking at resources on his laptop

If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Upcoming Webinars

Live Event
Online

June 30: The Basics of TikTok Digital Marketing

June 30, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn the essentials of TikTok digital marketing such as reputation management, website SEO and paid ads.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

July 7: Your Marketing Roadmap - Stop Selling and Start Educating

July 7, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 2 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the effectiveness of educating customers instead of trying to "sell" to them.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

July 12: Video Marketing Strategies That Generate Engagement and Leads

July 12, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use video marketing strategies to generate customer engagement and new business leads.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

July 14: Ask an Expert - Retail Strategies that Address Supply Chain, Automated Technology, Social Commerce and More

July 14, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for an hour-long live Q&A led by retail expert Ritchie Sayner, who is dedicated to answering your retail questions.

Read more >
Live Event
Online

July 19: Ask an Expert - Solutions to the Challenges of Rural Business Ownership

July 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for this hour-long session solely dedicated to answering your questions about rural business ownership.

Read more >

Volunteer with SCORE Westchester

Give back to small businesses

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Apply Today!

 

Testimonials

"The genuine time, dedication, and commitment SCORE Westchester invests in fledgling Small Business Owners is something to be greatly commended. The collaborative efforts of this FREE guidance from individuals like Anne and Jim truly provide value to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to make their small business dreams come to fruition.

I have shared this resource with several fellow sole proprietors that look for information regardless of their time in their business, as I firmly believe that no matter where they are in their journey, fledgling or seasoned, SCORE Westchester will assist in making their business better and adaptable to the ever-changing environment."

Sabrina Santiago

"I was fortunate to have 2 mentors who helped me conceive an exit plan for my business. Over 5 or 6 meetings these two knowledgeable, friendly, concerned people helped me review and evaluate my situation and were always available to ‘touch base’ with me over the course of approximately 6 months. I am grateful for their willingness to share their immense professional knowledge and experience and would not hesitate to recommend and use the SCORE program for guidance in the future."

Mel Siegal

"Without my mentor at SCORE, I would not have been able to start my small business as quickly or efficiently. My mentor was truly a treasure trove of information and suggestions and I even received some referrals from him, which was an amazing bonus. Ten years later, we still keep in touch."

Leslie Abelson

SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

Visit SCORE for All