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?

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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.

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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 

SCORE is committed to helping AAPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. To help aspiring Asian American and Pacific Islander small business owners achieve their goals, SCORE offers FREE mentoring, tools and resources in our hub for AAPI Entrepreneurs.

Visit SCORE for AAPI 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

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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

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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

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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

May 17: Your Roadmap to Success - How to Create a Business Plan

May 17, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Creating a business plan is a crucial first step in starting your business. In this webinar you will learn why it is so important and how to develop one.

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Live Event
Online

May 19: Expert Insights for Asian American and Pacific Islander Small Business Owners

May 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month we are joined by three speakers who will be sharing tips, strategies, and information that can help grow your business.

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Live Event
Online

May 24: You Created a Business Plan, Now What?

May 24, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

So you have created your business plan. Now what?. In this webinar, you will learn the next step, how to execute your business plan.

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Live Event
Online

Managing Interruptions in the Workplace

May 25, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

We spend on average over two hours a day dealing with interruptions, which can be a barrier to success. The key to controlling interruptions is to anticipate and manage them.

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Live Event
Online

May 31: How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business

May 31, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar you will learn about the small business grant landscape, the different types of grants, what you should consider and how to apply for funding.

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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