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What is SCORE?
SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is a non-profit association and a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE is dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth, and success in starting and maintaining a small businesses. Members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors, and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. SCORE was formed in 1964 and nearly 4.5 million Americans have utilized SCORE services. This website is Chapter 476 and is the Staten Island branch of the National organization.
How Can SCORE Help Me in Changing Economic Times?
In times of economic change, you must be diligent in preparing advance plans. Begin developing a business plan with realistic sales projections and a plan to hold the line on costs. Click the Contact Us Button above for Free and Confidential Counseling please register and a counselor will contact you for an appointment.
How Can SCORE Provide these Services at no Fee?
The Staten Island Score Chapter 476 provides these services at no fee, as a community service thanks to the generous support of local business organizations such as TheStaten Island Foundation, NYC Council Members Vincent Ignizio, James Oddo and Debi Rose.
How is SCORE Staffed?
SCORE volunteers serve as “Counselors to America’s Small Business.” Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge. SCORE volunteers provide expertise in virtually every area of business management. To help SCORE assign proper counselors, a national skills bank is utilized to help identify the best counselors for its clients. If you live in Staten Island, NY then call this SCORE chapter at 718-727-1221. There are several SCORE locations in Staten Island, Click Here for Score locations. If you live anywhere else Click this link to find a SCORE chapter near you. To contact the SCORE chapter on Staten Island by e-mail go to Contact Score SI
SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email
SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.
With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.