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SCORE is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and is the nation’s largest network of volunteer expert business mentors. Since 1964, SCORE has been helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve sustainability.

Represented by hundreds of Chapters across the United States, encompassing 10,000 volunteer business mentors that provide in-depth resources and executive management support, SCORE’s mission is to help entrepreneurs establish a small business, and grow or enhance overall business operations.

Delaware SCORE and its Coastal Delmarva branch maintain a core of experienced business mentors, who have served in executive positions in a variety of retail, commercial, industrial, educational and non-profit enterprises throughout the Delmarva region and nationwide. Delaware SCORE business mentors provide free, confidential business counseling to small business entrepreneurs to draft business plans, manage finances, assess operations, develop marketing strategies, and acquire funding.

SCORE has developed a proven, step-by-step approach, which helps clients define the benefits of their product or service; identify their ideal customers, goals and objectives; draw up an executable business plan; and lay out the path for business success. SCORE conducts educational workshops and one on one mentoring sessions that provide information and techniques for starting, managing, and growing a successful business.

SCORE invites volunteers to join its team, putting their business expertise to work by sharing their knowledge, guiding entrepreneurs with how to plan, how to market, what pitfalls to avoid and how to maximize a small business owners’ success. As noted on the Delaware SCORE website, “SCORE mentors help small businesses thrive!” and have an open enrollment for volunteer mentoring opportunities.

To become a volunteer small business mentor visit delaware.score.org/be-score-volunteer-2

For small business guidance visit delaware.score.org or call 877-572-6555