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SCORE Business Mentoring

Connect with an expert through the nation's largest network of small business mentors.

What is SCORE?

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses plan, launch, manage and grow.  SCORE is a nonprofit organization that is driven to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and educational workshops.

How can a SCORE business mentor help my small business?

SCORE mentors offer area-specific advice at no cost (financing, human resources, business planning) via email, telephone and video. SCORE mentors, all experts in entrepreneurship and related fields, meet with their small business clients on an ongoing basis to provide continued advice and support.  SCORE provides a wide range of services including training, webinars, online workshops, courses on demand, and a library of online resources.

Find a SCORE business mentor

SCORE 2828 N. Central Ave., Suite 800 Phoenix, AZ 85004 Phone: (623) 760-5697 https://www.score/org

SCORE 1400 W. Speedway Tucson, AZ 85745 Phone: (520) 505-3036 https://www.score/org/

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Find assistance and counseling in your area to start, run, or grow your business.

What is an SBDC?

Small Business Development Centers provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.

How can an SBDC help my small business?

SBDC Programs deliver professional, high quality, individualized business advising and technical assistance to existing small businesses and pre-venture entrepreneurs. SBDCs provide problem-solving assistance to help small businesses access capital, develop and exchange new technologies, and improve business planning, strategy, operations, financial management, personnel administration, marketing, export assistance, sales and other areas required for small business growth and expansion, management improvement, increased productivity and innovation.

Find an SBDC in your area

Director of SBDC Arizona Western College; 928-317-6152

Cochise College SBDC Business Analyst; 520-515-5478 ext 5443;

About SBA

SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

SBA Locations
SBA District Office 4041 N. Central Ave, Suite #1000 Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: (602) 745-7200 district/az/phoenix

SBA Southern Arizona 300 W. Congress Street, #7N Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone: (520) 620-7042

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