SCORE for Startups

Turning Dreams into Business Reality

SCORE Westchester supports and nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit by connecting startups with experienced business advisors. On this page, you will find resources that can help you in the starting stages of your small business.

Getting Started Is as Easy as:

Step 1 - Share Your Vision

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

Step 2 - Meet Your Mentor

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

Step 3 - Make It Happen

Mentors will offer insights and resources so you gain clarity on your next best steps.

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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.

Meet Our Mentors

 

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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

 

Blog

Launching a Small Business? How to Start Smart

Business startups are on the rise. Before you leap into business ownership, there are some things you should know. Read more

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How To Name Your Business: 12 Business Naming Tips

What is your best tip for someone looking to name their business? We collected the best business naming tips and have summarized their answers below.  Read more

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Why Projected Financial Statements Are Essential to the Future Success of Startups

Financial statements are vital to the success of any company but particularly start-ups. SCORE mentor Sarah Hadjhamou shares why they are a big part of growing your start-up. Read more

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How to Build an Effective Online Presence

Event Language: English
May 11, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join SCORE Hudson Valley and the Greater NY Chapters for this informative webinar covering the topic of how to build an effective online presence. Read more

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Grant Funding for Businesses and NGOs: Myths and Truths - SCORE Hudson Valley and Greater NY Chapters

Event Language: English
April 13, 2022, 9:00am EDT

Is your business or NGO looking to expand revenue via grant funding? In this webinar, world-renowned grant writer Holly Rustick will break down, what are grants (federal and... Read more

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Building Bigger and Better Networks: The Key to Business Success

Event Language: English
February 28, 2022, 12:00pm EST

Successful networking can be learned. Let two of the business world's top networkers teach you what you need to know. Networking is more than making contacts, it's about building... Read more

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Finishing the Year Financially Strong

Event Language: English
November 9, 2021, 12:00pm EST

Small Business Accounting and Tax Strategies Read more

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Essential Problem-Solving for Businesses

Event Language: English
October 19, 2021, 10:00am EDT

Manage and Grow Your Business With New Problem-Solving Techniques Read more

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Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business in 2021

Event Language: English
June 22, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

How LinkedIn Can Help Business Owners at All Stages of Business Evolution Read more

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Taking the Mystery Out of Financial Statements

Event Language: English
May 20, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

Back to Basics: Gain an Understanding of the Preparation, Presentation and Analysis of Financial Statements Read more

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