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/
Women's Business Centers
WBCs provide free, to low-cost counseling and training and focus on women who want to start, grow, and expand their small business.
What is a Women's Business Center?
Women's Business Centers (WBCs) are a part a national network of entrepreneurship centers throughout the United States and its territories, which are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. WBCs seek to "level the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.
How can a WBC help my small business?
SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. There are a number of resources for women-owned businesses including business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital.
Find your local Women's Business Center
Women’s Business Center 1008 E. Buckeye Road, #215, Phoenix, AZ 85043 | 602-767-1581 https://phoenixwbc.org
Women’s Business Center 243 W. 33rd Tucson, AZ 85713 Phone: (520) 447-8911 https://ywcatucson.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
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.