Central Jersey SCORE

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We Help Small Businesses Succeed Every Day

SCORE Volunteer mentors provide FREE CONFIDENTIAL expert mentoring to help individuals looking to start a business or to help entrepreneurs in an established business.

How does SCORE help small business? Who are SCORE's volunteer mentors?

SCORE volunteers provide free mentoring to small business entrepreneurs on a wide range of business topics —everything from: 

  • how to write a business plan
  • how to arrange funding and manage cash flow
  • helping your company develop its unique value proposition and competitive positioning
  • how to develop effective marketing
  • how to implement E-Commerce
  • how to use social media as a marketing tool

SCORE’s volunteer experts come from all business areas and have substantial real business experience, knowledge and skills. Some have served as executives of Fortune 500 companies. Some have been entrepreneurs and small business owners. Others have valuable experience in universities, government or the military. What they all have in common is a willingness to share their expertise, experience and business savvy to help others succeed.

SCORE Central Jersey, with over 30 experienced professionals working as volunteers, focuses on clients from Somerset, Hunterdon, and North and Central Middlesex Counties.

SCORE, in association with Raritan Valley Community College, 
provides clients access to many business related courses.

Business owners can get support from SCORE in the following ways:

          1. Through face to face mentoring sessions with local mentors
          2. Through E-Mail with mentors
          3. Attending locally run seminars
          4. Utilizing online resources such as business tools and business planning templates

This is one of the best sites you can go to when dealing with NJ and starting a business.  All the "how-tos" in dealing with a start up in NJ are here: http://www.nj.gov/njbusiness/

SCORE provides the opportunity to meet face-to-face with volunteer business experts who have experience owning and/or operating a business. Mentors can provide insight into how to's. Clients are invited to return for additional mentoring sessions if required.

NOTE: SCORE operates as a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)