Free Mentoring and Counseling Services for RI Small Businesses (SCORE)

Information on the Rhode Island Chapter of SCORE

Contact Information:

Telephone: 401-226-0077

The Rhode Island Chapter of SCORE provides free face-to-face advice with an experienced mentor to help develop strategies and answer questions on a wide range of business topics – everything from how to write a business plan, how to arrange funding and manage cash flow, to how to develop effective marketing and sales strategies. Importantly, SCORE not only helps people to start businesses, the organization works with existing businesses that need assistance and who must improve financial performance.

SCORE operates as a community service and as a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Rhode Island SCORE has 11 locations throughout the state and 40 volunteers comprised of retired corporate executives, successful business owners and some unsuccessful business owners, as well as technology, legal, financial and sales and marketing experts. The Chapter’s expertise is deep and varied. We make an effort to match those seeking assistance with the appropriate counselor. Notwithstanding the counselor’s background, they are required to undertake a training and certification process. What each volunteer has in common is a willingness to share their expertise, experience and business savvy to help others achieve success.

In addition to face to face counseling, SCORE has many online workshops, online mentoring, online templates and tools, all free of charge.  Contact Rhode Island SCORE to meet with an experienced business mentor.