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Minority Female Entrepreneurs Weekly Roundtable

Join us for the Minority Female Entrepreneurs Weekly Roundtable.

SCORE Fox Valley remains dedicated to our mission of fostering vibrant Minority-owned small business communities through mentoring and education. We will be presenting a year-long series of roundtable discussions hosted by successful minority entrepreneurs who are Fox Valley Chapter members.

SCORE for ALL - Black Entrepreneurs

Black entrepreneurs are facing unique barriers to business success.

At SCORE, we’re working to change that by removing those obstacles and providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. That’s why we created SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs: to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

SCORE Fox Valley Mentoring Statistics

The next success could be yours, get expert help from our SCORE mentors.

Our chapter held 2,840 mentoring sessions with new and existing businesses in 2020. We expanded development of our chapter workshops, resulting in 3,230 workshop attendees. Our total chapter services performance of 6,070 resulted in new businesses being opened and new jobs added to our business community. 

Free Mentoring

Our team of mentors is comprised of successful business people who can guide you to success!  Our not-for-profit organization offers FREE and confidential counseling at one of our many western suburban locations, or by telephone or email!

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Local Workshops

SCORE workshops include a broad range of topics for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.  Many workshops are free, while others have a nominal charge. Recent workshops include business planning, marketing, social media, Quickbooks, managing your finances, and more!

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Free Resources

Our small business experts have compiled a wide variety of business resources including: Documents, templates and tools, productivity spreadsheets, and business planning guides.  It's a wealth of information at your fingertips!

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Upcoming Online Webinars

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Live Event

5-10-21 SCORE Fox Valley Nonprofits Roundtable

May 10, 2021, 10:00am CDT | Zoom Meeting/ Join Via Zoom Invite
Live Event

5-10-21 SCORE Fox Valley Roundtable - Female Minority Owned Businesses

May 10, 2021, 12:00pm CDT | ZOOM Meeting/ Join Via Zoom Invite
Live Event

5-12-21 SCORE Fox Valley Roundtable In Conjunction With The Plainfield Library

May 12, 2021, 6:30pm CDT | Zoom Meeting/ Join Via Zoom Invite
U.S. Army Veteran sitting at his desk smiling at camera

Veteran business owners play a significant role in the US economy.

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide! SCORE  has compiled resources that will help veterans start or grow their businesses.

Two Hispanic business owners

Hispanic entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group of business owners in the U.S. 

With the advice of SCORE mentors and Hispanic business leaders we have collected educational content, and online workshops to give you all the assistance you need to reach your goals. Remember, a helping hand is just a click away.

SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE is here to help women small business owners.

SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success.  Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free business mentors. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners in their own right, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

Help small businesses not just survive, but thrive.

Our amazing team of volunteer mentors has helped entrepreneurs navigate through all stages of their businesses, especially through difficult times. This is a great chance to give back to your community during these unprecedented challenges. Share your talents and expertise to help small businesses turn obstacles into opportunities for growth.

Become A Volunteer