Connect with SCORE Fox Valley

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.

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

7-14-21 SCORE Fox Valley Roundtable In Conjunction With The Plainfield Public Li

July 14, 2021, 6:30pm CDT
Zoom Event/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

Getting and Staying Motivated

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6-28-21 SCORE Fox Valley Roundtable - Female Minority Owned Businesses

June 28, 2021, 12:00pm CDT
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A weekly Business Roundtable which will focus on issues related to starting and operating a minority owned business, owned and operated by females. This RT will be facilitated by...

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6-24-21 SCORE Fox Valley Roundtable In Conjunction With NaperLaunch

June 24, 2021, 9:30am CDT
ZOOM MEETING/ Join via Zoom Invite

YOU ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE: Learn who you can talk to in order to validate you are doing the right things in starting a business, or managing an existing business

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7-21-21 SCORE Fox Valley/NaperLaunch Women's Business Roundtable

July 21, 2021, 9:30am CDT
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An Open Discussion Of Issues Related To Women Owned Businesses

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7-12-21 SCORE Fox Valley Nonprofits Roundtable

July 12, 2021, 10:00am CDT
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An Open Discussion Between Peers Regarding Issues Related To Starting Or Managing A Nonprofit

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7-22-21 SCORE Fox Valley Roundtable In Conjunction With NaperLaunch

July 22, 2021, 9:30am CDT
ZOOM MEETING/ Join via Zoom Invite

YOU ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE: Learn who you can talk to in order to validate you are doing the right things in starting a business, or managing an existing business

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7-28-21 SCORE Fox Valley NaperLaunch Business Startup Roundtable

July 28, 2021, 6:30pm CDT
Zoom Event/ Join Via Zoom Invite

This Business Roundtable is for Entrepreneurs who want to start a business. These interactive Q&A sessions will assist Entrepreneurs in applying fundamental business startup...

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6-24-21 Chapter Webinar On Communicating Credibility

June 24, 2021, 2:00pm CDT
ZOOM Event/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

Learn About How To Communicate With Confidence Credibility, And Influence

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7-21-21 SCORE Fox Valley Workshop In Conjunction With The Bolingbrook Public Lib

July 21, 2021, 6:30pm CDT
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Learn How To Optimize The Use Of GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

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7-29-21 Chapter Webinar Why Should I Buy From You?

July 29, 2021, 2:00pm CDT
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Why Should I Buy From You?

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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.

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