About Us

11,000 volunteers helping small businesses across America succeed

The national SCORE Association is a not-for-profit organization with 320+ chapters and 11,000+ volunteer mentors throughout the United States.

SCORE is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA). You can find information about the national organization at www.score.org and Score’s “Guidelines & Statement of Understanding.”


SCORE Chicago’s 120+ mentors and consultants provide services from 30 locations in Cook, Lake and part of Will County.

  • We offer free and low-cost business education workshops on a wide range of topics, from insurance and financing to website and social media marketing, in the downtown office and in community locations.
  • SCORE mentors can advise clients about options for loans and other types of business financing. SCORE and the SBA do not provide financing directly.



SCORE Chicago’s Volunteers

  • Come from a variety of business and ethnic backgrounds
  • Are experienced business executives and entrepreneurs who volunteer their time to help others start their businesses
  • Can draw on the expertise of other Chicago mentors, or reach out to the more than 11,000 SCORE mentors nationally.