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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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Upcoming SCORE Fairfield County Webinar Series

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This series is focused on educating business owners on essential topics that can help them maintain or grow their businesses, and retain or acquire new customers in this "new normal" business environment. Start-ups and existing businesses can benefit from information on how to more effectively run their company.

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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.

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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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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 

SCORE is committed to helping AAPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. To help aspiring Asian American and Pacific Islander small business owners achieve their goals, SCORE offers FREE mentoring, tools and resources in our hub for AAPI Entrepreneurs.

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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 ►)

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May 31: Closing the Deal - The Art of Negotiation

May 31, 2022, 5:30pm EDT

This webinar will help you sharpen your Negotiation Skills. The session is upbeat and highly interactive. It is not a PowerPoint lecture. You will be able to use the ideas...

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June 1: Networking Resources for Women & Minorities

June 1, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
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4th in a Series to Assist Women and Minority Owned Small Business Learn how you can leverage the playing field with MWBE certifications and memberships in professional business...

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June 7: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) - Say What?

June 7, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

There were $25 billion in Non-Fungible Token (NFT) sales in 2021. This webinar will provide a 10,000 foot perspective on the fast growing world of NFT's, including things to...

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June 8: Financing Your Small Business in 2022

June 8, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
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It is sometimes difficult to understand the financial options available to enable you to start or grow your business. 5th in a Series to Assist Women and Minority Owned Small...

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June 15: How to Use a Blog/Newsletter/Social Media to get Clients

June 15, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
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How to use a blog/newsletter/social media to garner new clients and customers for your business. You’ll learn what to blog about to get people to read your content. 6th in a...

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June 16: Digital Marketing and Content Strategies for Your Business

June 16, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

A well-designed customer experience (CX) and high value digital content helps build your brand and business. This webinar will walk through several smart digital and content...

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June 21: Secure Your Future with Entrepreneurship

June 21, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

You will gain an overview of the diverse landscape of the franchise industry from a franchise consultant / matchmaker.

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June 22: Presenting Excellence

June 22, 2022, 12:00pm EDT
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An honest look at some of the challenges minority and women entrepreneurs meet in business with refreshing insights on how performance excellence can serve as a mighty game-...

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June 28: Financing Options For Small Business

June 28, 2022, 12:00pm EDT

One of the biggest reasons small businesses fail is “undercapitalization” – not budgeting enough money to execute its business plan, or running out of money before your product or...

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