What is SCORE?

SCORE, for the life of your 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 small businesses.  Members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors, and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.  SCORE was formed in 1964 and over 10 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 the NYC Council Members, and the Nicotra Foundation.

How is SCORE Staffed?

SCORE volunteers serve as mentors.  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 mentors for its clients. If you live in Staten Island, NY then call this SCORE chapter at 718-727-1221.  Click Here for SCORE locations in Staten Island and their operating hours. 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

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