SCORE Small Business Counseling
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.
Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.
SCORE offers confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video. Locally, we provide Business Scans to companies who have been in business three or more years.
Contact SCORE at 920-831-4904 or [email protected].
How to reach us for counseling appointments:
For a face-to-face meeting with a counselor, register online at www.score.org. Your mentor will contact you to set up a meeting.
If you are looking for help with your existing (3+ years) business and need help in multiple areas, just note “Business Scan” in the field “Please describe the business questions you need.”
Here is a link to find local workshops to help with starting or growing your small business — View Workshops
SCORE offers many online webinars or check the recordings anytime. Learn at your convenience — View Webinars
About the Oshkosh Chapter
The Oshkosh Chapter offers FREE counseling to help you start or improve your business. Our counselors have diverse business and professional backgrounds including accounting, banking, construction, engineering, food and beverage service, manufacturing, nonprofit, retailing, technology and taxes. All of our counselors are available to provide FREE counseling to both startup and existing small businesses in Winnebago and Fond du Lac Counties, and the surrounding area.
Interested in volunteering with SCORE?
Make a difference in your community by sharing your expertise and giving back to others. In particular, if you have a specialty in marketing, IT, government contracting, legal services, restaurant, retail or health care, consider volunteering with SCORE. Your services will help entrepreneurs and small business owners succeed!
Here are some tools that may help get you started:
- Checklist for Starting a Business
- Business Plan Outline
- Marketing Plan Outline
- Client Self-Assessment Worksheet
- Sample Business Plan
- Checklist for Starting a Non-Profit Organization
Websites for Small Businesses:
- SCORE – The national organization with business articles, office locations and e-mail addresses of counselors.
- Small Business Administration – Information on their programs to help small business. Their Wisconsin website also is helpful.
- Entrepreneur Magazine – Information on many topics, including starting a business, money, marketing, sales, advertising and the ability to post a question to their panel of business advisors.