SCORE is a non-profit association composed of volunteers who share their management and technical expertise with owners/managers of small business and those who want to start their own small businesses. Helping business men and women has been SCORE's goal since its founding in 1964. SCORE has over 389 locations/chapters with 11,500 members and operates in the USA.
SCORE volunteers hail from every facet of the business community. Some have worked at large corporations such as Kodak, Xerox or Bausch & Lomb. Some have served in our military or worked for the local or federal government. Others have spent years cultivating their own small business. They’ve made mistakes and enjoyed business success – they are ready to give their time and business insights back to emerging and existing business owners.
As a resource partner with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE operates in cooperation with the agency to provide business owners with information, resources and tools vital to their success. This includes counseling on financing options, business strategy, marketing tactics, product development, cash flow, management and much more.
The Rochester Chapter has approximately 50 members and offers business counseling in the following areas:
Business Buying and Selling
Business Start Up
Patents and Copyright
Research & Development