The Western Massachusetts chapter of SCORE provides FREE, confidential counseling to small business entrepreneurs at 6 locations in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer business counseling service, is a nonprofit association dedicated to help those in business, about to start one, or just thinking about it. SCORE chapters provide Free Mentoring to small business owners and startups, and modestly priced local Workshops as well. Whether you're starting a new business, or are already in business, you could benefit from our experienced counselors' expertise. Our goal is to create ongoing relationships with small business entrepreneurs to help them make good business decisions to achieve their objectives. To schedule an appointment at either our Springfield Chapter office or any of our branch locations please click on the button to the right which reads "Request A Meeting". You'll be prompted to submit some data and after we receive it we will be in contact with you regarding counseling locations, dates, and times.
SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling and low cost workshops. Counseling can be conducted at our chapter and branch locations, at the client's place of business, by telephone or email.
SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.
With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.