SCORE, "Counselors to America’s Small Business," is a nonprofit association comprising 11,000 volunteers in 364 chapters in all 50 states and U.S. territories. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The Evansville Chapter of SCORE offers free, confidential, unlimited counseling to entrepreneurs and small businesses – both existing and startups. Our mentors are working and retired volunteers with executive expertise in various disciplines ― academia, accounting & finance, marketing, advertising, banking, business planning, engineering, general management, human resources, law, inter-national sales, retail, and strategic planning.
The chapter office is at Innovation Pointe, 318 Main Street, Suite 223. Questions can be answered by calling the office at 812-426-6144 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also many resources such as financial templates and classes available elsewhere on this site. A registration must be completed to start the actual mentoring process - just click the link at the top or bottom of this window. Once completed, a mentor will then be assigned and will contact the new client within a day or two to schedule the first mentoring session.
During the initial session, client needs are determined. The client may have a good idea where and why he or she needs help, and SCORE might determine where further assistance is needed. The SCORE mentor and client will jointly agree on a plan to proceed. Follow-up sessions may include a co-mentor with specific expertise or experience in a special area of help needed. Assistance may also include an assignment to study pertinent business information found in SCORE-provided or other references, or doing on-line research using the SCORE or other websites. Counselors can also provide insight into how to buy, franchise or sell a business.
SCORE’s National office in Herndon, Virginia has a robust web site at www.score.org, where cyber-counseling is also available.