SCORE FOR

START-UPS

Turning Dreams into Business Reality

SCORE Westchester supports and nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit by connecting start-ups with experienced business advisors.

Our Score Westchester Mentors Can Provide Advice on a Wide Range of Small Business Topics Including:

Developing a Business Plan

Costing and Pricing Your Product

Assessment of Your Business Concept

Crafting a Winning Marketing Approach

Determine Your Legal Structure

Conducting Market Research

Preparing Funding Documentation

Networking for Valuable Business Connections

Getting Started Is as Easy as:

Prepare for mentorship by thinking through your ambitions and making a list of challenges and goals.

We carefully match you with a mentor whose experience fits your needs. Our advisors volunteer their time and expertise to help you succeed.

In video or telephone meetings, mentors will offer insights and resources so you gain clarity on your next best steps.

How It Works

SCORE pairs experienced business leaders with Westchester entrepreneurs looking to launch a small business. A SCORE mentor serves as an unbiased sounding board, advisor, teacher, and problem solver. Everything discussed is strictly confidential, and there is never a charge for the service.

SCORE pairs experienced business leaders with Westchester entrepreneurs looking to launch a small business. A SCORE mentor serves as an unbiased sounding board, advisor, teacher, and problem solver. Everything discussed is strictly confidential, and there is never a charge for the service.

MEET OUR MENTORS

What You Can Expect

+ Guidance on developing a complete and realistic business plan

+ Feedback on specific marketing, financial or legal concerns

+ Valuable advice from an individual who understands what it takes to be successful in your field

+ Opportunities you may otherwise have missed    

+ An outside, impartial view of your business objectives

+ A relationship with an experienced advisor who will aid you at every step of the way

START YOUR JOURNEY
SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

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