SCORE- Springfield Il


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Do You Have What It Takes?

Our free workshop series, Simply Steps to Start Your Business (SSSB), will take your small business idea from dream to reality. Join us for session #1 of our 5 part workshop series, and find out if you have what it takes to start your own small business. If you choose to continue with sessions 2-5, we will assign you a personal volunteer business mentor who will provide free one on one support for developing your business plan. JOIN US by signing up for Simple Steps to Start Your Business- Session #1, see our Upcoming Events  in the right column >>>>>


Our Goal

Assist in the start up of 12 new small businesses in the Springfield Illinois region in the next 12 months.

Will one of them be YOUR business?

SCORE's volunteer mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter office, by telephone, by Skype, by Webex. or via email

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.