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The Service is Free, the Advice is Priceless

The Fox Valley SCORE Chapter provides FREE and confidential mentoring to entrepreneurs working to start or grow an existing business.

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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 

SCORE is committed to helping AAPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. To help aspiring Asian American and Pacific Islander small business owners achieve their goals, SCORE offers FREE mentoring, tools and resources in our hub for AAPI Entrepreneurs.

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Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE Fox Valley offers business owners a wealth of resources, including webinars and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Webinar

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

SCORE Fox Valley on NCTV17

Chapter Chair Larry Bussow and SCORE Master Mentor Michele Marko from SCORE Fox Valley join host Jane Wernette on this episode of NCTV17's Spotlight. Larry and Michele then provide a general overview of our chapter and how we assist entrepreneurs in their business journeys. Find a business mentor near you by clicking the button below!

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Upcoming Online Webinars

Live Event
In Person

06-01-22 SCORE HYBRID Fox Valley/NaperLaunch Women's Business Roundtable

June 1, 2022, 9:30am CDT
ZOOM or In-Person/95th Street Branch

THESE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES AND NEEDS OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN THE GROWTH STAGE OF THEIR BUSINESSES. SHARING IDEAS TOGETHER, WILL HELP...

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Live Event
Online

06-02-22 - Positioning Your Product For The Supermarket Shelf

June 2, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
ZOOM Event/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

Learn How To Position Your Product For The Supermarket Shelf

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Live Event
Online

06-06-22 - Learn About How To Build Boards For NonProfits

June 6, 2022, 10:00am CDT
Zoom Meeting/ Join Via Zoom Invite

Learn About How To Build Effective Boards For NonProfits

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Online

06-06-22 - E-Commerce For Amateurs

June 6, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
Attend Via Zoom/ Join Via Zoom Invite

Learn About And Discuss Some Basic Principals Of Selling Your Product Or Service Via E-Commerce

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06-08-22 - How Lenders Evaluate Prospective Clients For Financing - Zoom

June 8, 2022, 9:30am CDT
Zoom Meeting / Join Via Zoom Invite

Learn About How Lenders Evaluate Prospective Clients For Financing .

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06-09-22 Learn About Starting A Business Through Franchising

June 9, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
Zoom Meeting / Join Via Zoom Invite

Learn About Starting A Business Through Franchising

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06-13-22 - Learn How To improve Your SEO

June 13, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
Zoom Meeting/ Join Via Zoom Invite

LEARN HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SEO TO IMPROVE THE VISIBILITY OF YOUR BUSINESS

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06-15-22 SCORE Fox Valley/NaperLaunch Women's Business Roundtable

June 15, 2022, 9:30am CDT
ZOOM Meeting/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

THESE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES AND NEEDS OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN THE GROWTH STAGE OF THEIR BUSINESSES. SHARING IDEAS TOGETHER, WILL HELP...

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Online

06-15-22 - The Art Of Networking

June 15, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
ZOOM Meeting/ Join Via Zoom Invite

LEARN ABOUT THE ART OF NETWORKING

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Online

06-16-22 - Making Sense Of The Grant World

June 16, 2022, 3:00pm CDT
Zoom Meeting/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

LEARN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD OF GRANT OPPORTUNITIES AND OTHER EXCITING FUNDING OPTIONS

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SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

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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