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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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Pride Month

SCORE Fox Valley is proud to provide mentoring and resources to help LGBTQIA-owned businesses in our community succeed. If you’d like to make a difference for local entrepreneurs, apply to volunteer today!

Learn more about how SCORE helped Karen Foley and her non-profit, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition.

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Part of planning for a disaster or crisis is to prioritize the health and safety of your employees.

Find more resources for business safety guidance, tips and step-by-step plans to manage workplace health and safety.

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Juneteenth

June 19th is #Juneteenth!

SCORE Fox Valley is helping address the unique needs of Black entrepreneurs in our community with the resources and support they need to thrive. Visit our free online resource hub, SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs.

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

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07-11-22 - Learn About Managing Volunteers For NonProfits

July 11, 2022, 10:00am CDT
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Learn About How To Manage Volunteers Working For Your NonProfit

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07-12-22 - Blending New Team Members Into Your Business's Culture

July 12, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
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You Have hired a new employee, subcontractor, freelancer or temp. Learn how to blend them into you business's culture .

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07-14-22 - Learn About Advantage Illinois For Financing Your Business

July 14, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
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Learn About A New Loan Program Called ADVANTAGE ILLINOIS Which Is Designed To Help Small Businesses Gain Access To Capital

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07-19-22 - How Do You Know What It Takes To Start And Run A Business

July 19, 2022, 10:00am CDT
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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO START AND RUN A BUSINESS ?

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07-19-22 - Starting A Business Part 4

July 19, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
SCORE Fox Valley/ Zoom Meeting

This Will Be A Focused Interactive Discussion For People Who Are Planning To Start A Business

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07-20-22 - Plan For A Successful Business

July 20, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
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Plan For A Successful Business: A Great Business Plan Leads To Sucess

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07-21-22 - 5 Tips To Communicate More Effectively

July 21, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
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5 Tips To Communicate More Effectively

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07-25-22 - From Startup To Sustainability - 3-Part Series- Part !

July 25, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
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From Startup To Sustainability. A three-part series on how to position your business for success. Series -1 - "Positioning for Growth " for small business.

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07-27-22 - What You Should Know About When Buying Or Selling A Business

July 27, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
ZOOM Meeting/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

Learn About The What You Need To Do If You Are Thinking About Buying An Existing Business Business, Or Selling An Existing Business

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07-28-22 - Eight Tips To Manage Your Time And Get More Done

July 28, 2022, 8:00am CDT
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Eight Tips To Manage Your Time And Get More Done

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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. 

Visit SCORE for All

 

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