Mentoring services are provided by SCORE at no charge to those who are interested in starting or improving a small business. All mentoring is confidential and provided at no cost and is provided by experienced professionals and entrepreneurs who enjoy sharing their experience with both those starting out and those already in business looking for a little guidance.
Yes, SCORE Frederick is not just for those of you starting out. Whatever stage your business is at, or if you just have an idea and don’t know where to start, SCORE can help with mentoring and low-cost training. Reach out and take advantage of these FREE resources.
We offer entrepreneurs, which are either launching a start-up or growing an existing business, no-charge confidential face-to-face mentoring by men and women who have had successful careers as executives or business owners. Your mentors meet with you personally, confidentially and as frequently as necessary to define or analyze your opportunities; then help you find the solutions. These sessions will typically be scheduled for an hour at a location convenient to both you and the counselor.
Email mentoring is also available.
Areas the Frederick SCORE offers mentoring in include the following:
- Creating a marketing plan
- Developing a business plan
- Manage cash flow
- Seeking loans
- How to rent office space
- Creating a website
- Selecting a company name, registering a website domain
- Accounting and taxation
- Licensing requirements
- Preparing to sell a business
- Registering for GSA
- Seeking government contracts
- Payroll issues
- Human-resources issues
If your area of need is not represented here, don’t worry. Just contact us and we will try and match up a volunteer to meet with you and offer you the mentoring that you need.
If you have a specific area of your business that you would like to consult a volunteer counselor, please contact us and someone will respond to your request as soon as possible.
Is the service confidential?
Yes. All SCORE business mentors honor the client’s right to proprietary and confidential information. Client information remains confidential. All SCORE mentors abide by an association Code Of Ethics, which includes protecting the confidences between client and counselor. Each year, mentors reaffirm their commitment to the Code of Ethics.