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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.

Connect with SCORE Fox Valley

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE is Celebrating Black Business Month

Black small business owners and their communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the years.  SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution. 

  • We’re here to close the opportunity gap. 
  • We’re here to take action. 
  • We’re here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge.

Visit the SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs resource hub designed to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

Visit 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!

Find a Mentor

Upcoming Online Webinars

Live Event

08-15-22 - From Startup To Sustainability - 3-Part Series- Part 2

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

From Startup To Sustainability. A three-part series on how to position your business for success. Series -2 - "Human Relationships That Matter"

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Live Event

08-16-22 - Starting A Business Part 5

August 16, 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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Live Event

08-18-22- Grow With Google - Reach Customers Online With Google

August 18, 2022, 3:00pm CDT
ZOOM Event/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

Learn How To Reach Customers Online With Google

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Live Event

08-22-22 SCORE Fox Valley Minority Women's Roundtable

August 22, 2022, 12:30pm CDT
ZOOM Meeting/ Join Via Zoom Invite

The ABCs Of Government Contracting Certifications

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Live Event

08-24-22- Word Press: A Website Platform For All Seasons

August 24, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
ZOOM Event/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

Learn About Word Press: A Website Platform For All Seasons

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Live Event

08-25-22 - 7 Tips On Building Successful Business Partnerships

August 25, 2022, 8:00am CDT
ZOOM MEETING/ Join via Zoom invite

Seven Tips On How To Build Successful Business Partnerships

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Live Event
In Person

08-31-22 SCORE Fox Valley Women's Business RT In Conjunction /W NaperLaunch

August 31, 2022, 9:30am CDT
ZOOM/Attend Via Zoom Invite OR In-Person


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Live Event

08-31-22- Maximize Recruiting By Utilizing A Job Analysis

August 31, 2022, 6:30pm CDT
ZOOM Event/ Attend Via Zoom Invite

Learn How A Great Job Analysis Can Maximize Your Recruiting Efforts And Top Grade Your Team's Job Performance

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Live Event

Consejos para hacer crecer tu negocio/Networking ,Leadership, and Financial Solutions

September 21, 2022, 5:30pm EDT

Expand your leadership through the best networking event of the year. SCORE Fox Valley, Aurora Hispanic Regional Chamber of Commerce, Wintrust Bank, and other organizations...

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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