Start a Business. Operate Better. Grow Faster. Increase Profits.

SCORE Fairfield County offers FREE business mentoring:

  • Real help to define, analyze & develop customized solutions
  • Practical guidance from certified mentors
  • Confidential professional advice
  • Non-confrontational, non-judgmental discussions
  • Video-based mentor sessions

Connect with SCORE Fairfield County

SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE celebrates Women in History month now and all year long.

SCORE is here to help you fulfill your business ownership goals and achieve greater success.  Along with resources and tools created especially for women entrepreneurs, SCORE offers free business mentors. SCORE mentors, many of them successful women small business owners in their own right, are ready to help you achieve your business goals.

Visit SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

 

SCORE for Veterans

Veteran business owners play a significant role in the US economy.

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide! SCORE  has compiled resources that will help veterans start or grow their businesses.

Resources for Hispanic owned business owners & entrepreneurs

Hispanic entrepreneurs are the fastest-growing group of business owners in the U.S. 

With the advice of SCORE mentors and Hispanic business leaders we have collected educational content, and online workshops to give you all the assistance you need to reach your goals. Remember, a helping hand is just a click away.

SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs

Right now, Black entrepreneurs are facing unique barriers to business success.

At SCORE, we’re working to change that by removing those obstacles and providing Black small business owners with access to personalized support. That’s why we created SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs: to meet you where you are and get you where you want to go.

Connect with a SCORE Mentor

We have over 130 mentors, each with extensive business experience, ready to help you start up 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.

Request a Mentor

Attend a Webinar or Event

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.

Attend a Webinar

Browse Business Resources

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.

Browse Resources

Upcoming Events

Live Event
Online

October 21: Website Planning 101

October 21, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

Ready for a new website? Whether you're building it yourself or you decide to work with a pro, getting organized is the key to your website's success!

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Live Event
Online

October 22: Understanding Credit as a Business Owner

October 22, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

As business owners, personal and business credit is essential to being able to run and grow your business. With so much misinformation and myths out there, it’s hard to know how...

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Live Event
Online

Beyond Insurance – 6 Major Risks to Avoid When Scaling Your Business

October 26, 2021, 11:00am EDT
Online

How do you recognize and navigate risk in your business? While its presence is not always obvious, failing to identify and understand it can cost a business owner everything. Join...

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Live Event
In Person

October 26: Raising Capital Through Crowdfunding

October 26, 2021, 6:00pm EDT
Westport Library

This event is being planned as a hybrid event; you may attend in person at the Westport Library (20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880) or as a webinar.

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Live Event
Online

2021 Small Business Development Academy

October 27, 2021, 6:00pm EDT

Learn how to start and sustain your own business with this FREE weekly program, addressing topics essential to running a successful business—presented by experienced professionals...

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Live Event
Online

November 2: Navigating the Digital Maze

November 2, 2021, 12:00pm EDT

Marketing online might seem to be a maze with some many channels (social, email, SEO, Google, website, etc.). How can you keep up? This session will help simplify the landscape....

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Live Event
Online

2021 Small Business Development Academy

November 3, 2021, 6:00pm EDT

Learn how to start and sustain your own business with this FREE weekly program, addressing topics essential to running a successful business—presented by experienced professionals...

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Live Event
Online

2021 Small Business Development Academy

November 10, 2021, 6:00pm EST

Learn how to start and sustain your own business with this FREE weekly program, addressing topics essential to running a successful business—presented by experienced professionals...

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Live Event
Online

Nov 11: Prepare for Takeoff: How to Launch Your Brand in 3 Steps and Soar Above the Competition

November 11, 2021, 12:00pm EST

With every crisis comes great opportunity to start a new company or launch that business you’ve been talking about for years.

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Live Event
Online

November 16: Tax Items to Consider Before 12/31/2021

November 16, 2021, 12:00pm EST

Here is an opportunity to review your 2021 expenses before year end. Your speaker will review small business income tax areas .

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Live Event
Online

2021 Small Business Development Academy

November 17, 2021, 6:00pm EST

Learn how to start and sustain your own business with this FREE weekly program, addressing topics essential to running a successful business—presented by experienced professionals...

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Live Event
Online

Nov 18: Save Time & Money- How to do a One-Page Business Plan...BEFORE you go all in!

November 18, 2021, 12:00pm EST

If only there was a way to test the viability of your business idea before going all in? There is. At the heart of all the reasons for product failure is one core reason: We waste...

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