Western Massachusetts SCORE

The Western Massachusetts Chapter, chartered April 29, 1970, has received a SCORE Platinum rating 3 years in a row which is the highest rating given. Our 32 volunteers, experienced business people with expertise in a variety of fields and industries, mentor over 100 clients about various business issues. The WMA Chapter provides FREE, confidential counseling to small business entrepreneurs at 7 locations in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties. Whether you are starting a new business, or are already in business, you could benefit from our experienced mentors’ expertise. Our goal is to create ongoing relationships with small business entrepreneurs to help them make good business decisions, and to help define and achieve their objectives.

To schedule a meeting with one of our mentors, please follow this link to “Request a Meeting”. You will be prompted to submit some data about yourself and your business. Once we receive your request, we will contact you with dates and times.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.  

Workshops offered by the Western Massachusetts Chapter include:

  • Start Your Business
  • Business Planning and Cash Flow
  • Grow Your Business Online
  • Google series on how to maximize its tools.
  • Social Media and Email Marketing
  • Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents and Intellectual Property
  • Writing a business plan
  • Applying for financing
  • Franchising
  • And more…

Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 Chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.