There are two major services that are provided by the Fairfield County Chapter of SCORE. They include:

  • Mentoring – We provide free mentoring to entrepreneurs and small businesses in a number of ways:

    • Face-to-face mentoring - This is meeting with clients and mentors at either our conveniently located SCORE offices or another place convenient for both parties. It may include one or more SCORE mentors depending on the circumstances and the need for specific expertise to help the client.
    • Virtual mentoring - This involves the use of platforms such as Face Time, SKYPE or Google Hangouts to virtually meet clients on a face-to-face basis from a remote location. This is available for clients within our service area who have difficulty meeting in person or clients outside our service area who wish to meet with our mentors.
    • Remote mentoring - This is typically performed via secure email and is normally conducted with clients outside our service area though we do provide this service locally as well.
  • Educational Programs, including Webinars and Local Workshops- Our chapter offers the following major programs, all at no cost:

    • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business - This is an award-winning five-session program designed for new business start-ups.  The program is offered multiple times each year at convenient locations throughout our coverage area and beyond.  Program graduates earn a hand-signed frameable diploma.  This series of workshops is also offered completely in Spanish on regularly specified dates.
    • Workshops and Webinars - In total, we offer over 150 in-person workshops and 24 live webinars each year on current cutting edge topics of interest to our local businesses and entrepreneurs.  We also offer the full compliment of archived and nationally produced webinars and educational material via this website.