SCORE for Startups

Turning Dreams into Business Reality

SCORE Staten Island supports and nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit by connecting startups with experienced business advisors who provide practical “know-how” and help you optimize your business plans, and troubleshoot new strategies & ideas.

We are your trusted small business advisor.


Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

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Take the first step towards starting your business!

Even though many steps lie ahead, our Startup Roadmap can guide you along the journey. It provides detailed directions, tips on avoiding detours, and helpful resources to reach your destination.

Start Your Journey

Talk to someone who's been there

Your SCORE mentor is the best guide you could ask for - someone who has experienced their own journey to entrepreneurship. Seventy percent of mentored businesses survive more than five years — that's double the rate for non-mentored small businesses.

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Learn the basics for running your business

The mentors at Score can help you learn about more than just startup planning for your new business. We can also teach you the basics of finance, management, marketing, and more.

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Our Resources Are At Your Disposal

The mentors at SCORE are always releasing new workshops, webinars, and articles with a wide range of advice to help you. Here is one of our recent webinars, hosted by John Amodio, about:

  • The Myths & Realities of Entrepreneurship
  • What does it take to start a business?
  • The different types of business structures
  • The components of business ownership and legal aspects
  • Business Plan basics
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Live Event

Dec 14: Government Contracting 101

Event Language: English
December 14, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, we help businesses understand all the steps necessary to become a responsible and responsive vendor to the Federal Government, New York State, and New York City... Read more

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10 HR Traps for Small Businesses

Article Language: English

10 HR Traps for Small Businesses. A free Zoom Webinar from SCORE of Staten Island. Presented By Karen Hall, BFA Read more


10 HR Traps for Small Businesses

Article Language: English
May 13, 2022

10 HR Traps for Small Businesses. Presented by Karen Hall, BFA


So, You Want to Start a Business!

Article Language: English

Recorded on 2/23/2022. Presented by: John J. Amodio, Chairman of SCORE-Staten Island and Certified Mentor Read more


Online Basic QuickBooks for Small Businesses

Article Language: English

A beginners guide to using QuickBooks for your Small Business Read more


Which Tax Act Is It? 2021 Tax Highlights Webinar

Article Language: English

Keeping up with changes in Federal and State tax regulations is always challenging, don’t miss this webinar. Read more


Estate Planning for Individuals and Small Business Owners

Article Language: English

SCORE of Staten Island presents “Estate Planning for Individuals and Small Business Owners,” led by SCORE mentor Annamarie G. Gentile, Esq., Supervising Partner of Angiuli... Read more


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Article Language: English

Learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it affects your business. Read more


5 Features You Should Not Ignore When Building an Ecommerce Website

Article Language: English
September 27, 2021

If you are a small-business owner in New Dorp, Stapleton, Graniteville, West Brighton, Tottenville, or elsewhere in the borough, and seeking success with an online enterprise, you need to know this...