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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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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What's happening in November?

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November 26th

Small Business Saturday

Last year SCORE helped clients start 25,084 new small business around the country! Which local small business will you support? Shop small business and make a big impact!

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November 29th

Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities around the world. Help our small business community thrive by contributing to SCORE.

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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.

Entrepreneurs Succeed With Score Mentors

Get to know our mentors. They represent a broad range of business experience, knowledge and skills. They're ready to help you on your business journey.

Barry M. Skalka

Expert in business start-ups, a proven problem solver with knowledge in ecommerce. I am enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated to helping new and existing entrepreneurs focus... Read more

Pat Duncan

Started a puzzle and game company - Great American Puzzle Factory - on little money and sold it in 2007. The 300 product firm had distribution in Walmart, Target, Barnes Noble... Read more

Roy H Anderson

My SCORE counseling includes mostly service businesses(home-based and otherwise) and professionals. Spent 35 years with the A. C. Nielsen Company in their Media Research Group.... Read more

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.

Attend a Webinar or Event

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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.

Browse Business Resources

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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
In Person

November 30: Access to Capital

November 30, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Norwalk Library

LIVE AT NORWALK LIBRARY! Small businesses face a landscape forever changed even as this COVID-19 economic interference settles.A new normal is taking shape, but there still are...

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In Person

December 6: The Space Between the Trees – Finding New Business Opportunities

December 6, 2022, 6:30pm EST
Westport Library (Komansky Room)

LIVE AT WESTPORT LIBRARY! Have you ever wondered why when 2 businesses in the same market, selling the same product, one becomes fabulously successful, and the other limps along?

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Live Event
In Person

December 7: Tax Items to Consider Before 12/31/2022

December 7, 2022, 6:30pm EST
Wilton Library

Live at Wilton Library! Here is an opportunity to review your 2022 expenses before year end. Your speaker will review small business income tax areas.

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Live Event
En persona

¿Estas listo para empezar o crecer tu negocio?

December 8, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Building One Community

Si tienes una idea de negocio, pero no sabes por dónde empezar, o tienes un negocio y no sabes cómo hacerlo crecer, este taller es para ti.

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Live Event
In Person

December 12: Digital Marketing for Small Business Sales Success

December 12, 2022, 6:00pm EST
Fairfield Library

Live at Fairfield Library! This presentation will cover both sales and digital marketing fundamentals in a way that will allow the business owner to develop a digital marketing...

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Live Event
Online

Dec 14: Selling on Amazon, eBay, Etsy: How to improve your business results!

December 14, 2022, 12:00pm EST

More than 300,000 Americans make a full-time or part-time living selling stuff on Amazon. Over 7 million & over 2 million sell stuff on eBay & Etsy respectively. For small...

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Live Event
In Person

January 4: Launching Your Own Brand: Fastest Way to Supercharge Any Business

January 4, 2023, 3:00pm EST
Known Coworking

In-person and via Zoom. In today’s internet-driven economy, it’s crucial for your company to build and maintain a strong digital footprint and launch a brand that will stand out...

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In Person

January 12: Basic Digital Imaging

January 12, 2023, 6:00pm EST
Ferguson Library

Live at Ferguson Library, Stamford CT. A picture is worth 1000 words. . . but getting it into a presentation, or online, or in print requires skill and understanding.

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