About Us

Business Consulting and Business Startup Advice

SCORE, the nation’s largest volunteer business mentoring service, is a nonprofit association dedicated to help advise individuals in business, about to start a business, or just thinking about starting a business. Founded in 1964, SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Northern Nevada SCORE  is one of almost 400 chapters of the National SCORE Organization, a nationwide, non-profit, volunteer-based group of both retired and active professionals who are dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses. We offer Free and Confidential business advice, mentoring, and information.  Approximately 40 volunteer business mentors belong to the Northern Nevada SCORE Chapter.

Our volunteers are real-world professionals, both active and retired, with time-tested knowledge, who volunteer thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed.  Our business mentors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, human resources, consulting, import / export, law, operations, production, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, sales, marketing, management, business plan preparation, strategic planning and many other disciplines.

We offer free business consulting and business startup advice to all those interested in the small business world.  Whether you are starting a new business, growing an existing business, or experiencing problems with an existing business, our experienced business mentors can provide advice to help you. Your mentor will meet with you as frequently as necessary to define and analyze your opportunities and help you find solutions.

Business Startup Advice?  
We suggest you attend a SCORE Start Up Basics. They’re presented several times each month throughout the area for your convenience. Once you have attended an orientation, you may request a face-to-face mentoring to help you get started.

Already in business or have attended an Orientation Workshop?
We suggest a face-to-face mentoring session with one of our SCORE mentors, a person who has experience owning or operating a business who can give you advice on your areas of concern. Mentors may be available to visit you at your place of business to learn more about your business and concerns.

Other educational workshops and seminars at no or low cost are presented periodically that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for managing a successful business.  (Please visit the “Workshops” Pages).

How do you get a Mentor?
Visit our “Mentor Page” or contact the Northern Nevada SCORE Chapter at (844)232-7227 for an appointment with a business mentor.  Mentoring starts with a one-on-one relationship with a SCORE mentor who may call in other SCORE business mentors with specific business expertise.

Would you like to be a Volunteer?
You can contribute to the growth of our community and make others’ dreams come true.  Become a mentor and help entrepreneurs succeed as small business owners.  For further information, please contact us and tell us of your interest.

How do you find the Northern Nevada SCORE Office?
Our SCORE Chapter’s home office is located at the Innevation Center, 450 Sinclair Street, Reno, Nevada.  Business mentoring can be conducted here as well as in several other convenient locations throughout the Reno, Sparks, Carson Valley, Elko and Lake Tahoe/Truckee region.

How do you find more information?
Phone (844)232-7227