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

  • Counseling – We provide free mentoring to entrepreneurs and small business owners in a number of ways:

    • Face-to-face counseling - This is meeting with clients and counselors at either our conveniently located SCORE office or another place convenient for both parties. It may include one or more SCORE counselors depending on the circumstances and the need for specific expertise to help the client.
    • Virtual counseling - This involves the use of platforms such as 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 others outside our service area who wish to meet with our counselors.
    • Remote counseling - This counseling is typically 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 free major programs:

    • 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 and graduates earn a diploma.  This program 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.