Get Free Expert Help To Start And Grow Your Small Business

SCORE Fairfield County offers FREE business mentoring and workshops from experienced advisors, entrepreneurs and corporate executives with diverse industry experience and specialties to help small business owners start, develop and grow their business.

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Join SCORE Fairfield County for this series!

SCORE and Fairfield County Community Foundation are pleased to announce the beginning of our 7-Part webinar series supporting Women & Minority small business development. Click to find more information on each event as well as information on the series presenters!

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How can a SCORE Mentor Help Your Business?

Our mentors work with business owners and people working on starting a business. We embrace a diverse business community and welcome all to utilize our services. SCORE's services are always free, no matter how much assistance you need.

Get Started with Your FREE Mentor today!

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All.

Visit SCORE For All to see resources supporting Black, Hispanic, Women and Veteran Entrepreneurs.

SCORE for All Black Entrepreneurs

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Black entrepreneurs have a rich history as successful small business owners. Resources for black entrepreneurs range from start up materials to finance and funding resources.

SCORE for All Hispanic Entrepreneurs

SCORE for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Hispanic small businesses are an integral part of the U.S. small business economy. Find resources in both English and Spanish to support current Hispanic business owners and further Hispanic entrepreneurs.

SCORE for All Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs are a growing part of the U.S. economy. SCORE offers women entrepreneurs key resources to build on their strengths and provide new avenues to success.

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Pride Month

SCORE Fairfield County is proud to provide mentoring and resources to help LGBTQIA-owned businesses in our community succeed. If you’d like to make a difference for local entrepreneurs, apply to volunteer today!

Learn more about how SCORE helped Karen Foley and her non-profit, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition.

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Part of planning for a disaster or crisis is to prioritize the health and safety of your employees.

Find more resources for business safety guidance, tips and step-by-step plans to manage workplace health and safety.

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Juneteenth

June 19th is #Juneteenth!

SCORE Fairfield County is helping address the unique needs of Black entrepreneurs in our community with the resources and support they need to thrive. Visit our free online resource hub, SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs.

Connect with a SCORE Mentor

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We have over 130 mentors, each with extensive business experience, ready to help you start a business, grow your business, or work through difficult business management issues. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

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SCORE Fairfield County mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

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Owning a business is both exciting and intimidating, but you have lots of support. From writing a business plan to protecting your assets, we offer a wide range of tools and resources to help you make decisions on starting or growing your enterprise.

Upcoming Events (Talleres en Español ►)

Live Event
Online

July 12: Using Financial Statements to Make Your Business Successful

July 12, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Knowing how financial statements work can help you run your business better now and help you estimate the financial value of your growth strategy.

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In Person

July 13: Marketing & Lead Generation with Social Media

July 13, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Norwalk Public Library

Small businesses need to market and they need to generate leads (and sales!). This presentation will review some specialized lead generation features of the social media platforms.

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Live Event
Online

Unlocking New Financing – Crowdfunding, Rewards, Revenue, Purpose-Based Funding

July 14, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Thanks to technological advancements and how we operate, a new wave of financing sources has emerged. Learn how, unlike traditional financing, these options TRULY aligned the...

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In Person

July 18: Writing an Effective Business or Grant Proposal (Profit & Non-Profit)

July 18, 2022, 6:00pm EDT
Fairfield Public Library

Individuals and nonprofit organizations can solicit funds from foundations, government entities, corporations, and other sources for projects such as scientific research,...

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Live Event
Online

July 20: How to Align a Business Plan with Your Online Sales Strategy

July 20, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Many businesses struggle to get profitable results online. Most just dive right in and build a website, write a few blogs, post to social media and quit with no results.

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Live Event
In Person

July 26: How to Grow Your Business in a "VUCA" Environment

July 26, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

This is a Hybrid event. In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, business owners and leaders must adapt and rise to the challenges created by ever-...

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Live Event
In Person

July 26: Content Marketing: A Brand Building Playbook

July 26, 2022, 7:00pm EDT
Westport Library

LIVE AT THE WESTPORT LIBRARY - Content Marketing is an underutilized marketing strategy that continues to thrive through a challenging economy, after-effects of the pandemic, and...

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Live Event
Online

Best of Series - SEO Basics: Get Found on Google

August 2, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a mandatory marketing tactic if you want your website to be found on Google. SEO is complex and ever-changing, but you can easily understand...

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Live Event
Online

Best of Series - Social Media, The Best Kept Secret of the Marketing Pie

August 9, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

The slices vary from pie to pie, but what are you missing in 2022. "Enter" Social Media. Learn how social media can perfectly fit into your marketing plans. It's as easy as pie.

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Live Event
Online

Best of Series - How to Control Your Inbox

August 16, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Keeping up with your email inbox can feel like a never-ending battle. Emails continually roll in, making it difficult to know how to prioritize them, what to keep, what to delete...

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Online

Best of Series - QuickBooks Reporting – What You Should be Running and Reviewing

August 23, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

QuickBooks is a powerful tool for running your business, but only if you can understand the information it provides. Caren will discuss the reports available in QuickBooks Online...

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Live Event
Online

Best of Series - How to Hire a Good Website Developer

August 30, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

Not sure how to hire a good website developer? Jennifer will arm you with great interview questions for website developers and will present important points illustrated with real...

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