SCORE is a nonprofit association that aids the formation, growth and success of America’s small businesses.

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SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed!

Meet our Counselors

If your goal is to open a small business or grow your existing business, chances are you have many questions.

Business Resources to Get you Started

Peruse the resources of this web site, or join us face-to-face by attending a workshop, or meeting one-on-one with one of our counselors.

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Orange County SCORE #465

Face to Face counseling

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Develop your business plan, discuss a new idea or tackle a business problem. We can help!

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Workshop Schedule

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Attend a live workshop, where all of your business questions will be answered by a business expert.  Workshops are taught by industry experts.

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Business Resources

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Whether starting or growing these resources will help.

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Score #465

SCORE is a nonprofit association that aids the formation, growth and success of America’s small businesses.

Nationwide, over 12,000 volunteer business experts donate their skills, experience and insights through free, confidential counseling.

This website represents Orange County NY Chapter #465.

Click here to learn more about our new Entrepreneurial Success Program

Score Business Advice

The Orange Chapter of SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business.

Peruse the resources of this web site, or join us face-to-face by attending a workshop, or meeting one-on-one with one of our counselors.

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Business Goals

If your goal is to open a small business or grow your existing business, chances are you have many questions.

If you haven’t already, sooner or later you may be wondering:

  • How do I go about getting a business loan?
  • Where are good places to advertise?
  • Should I be a sole proprietor, or should I form a corporation?
  • What should my pricing formula be?
  • Can my community support another business like mine?
  • Should I run the business from home or rent space?
  • Where will I find suppliers?
  • Should I trademark my business name?
  • Is my product marketable online?
  • Should I have an attorney review all my documentation?
  • How do I create a business plan?
  • Where can I get money for my business?
  • How can I expand my existing business?
  • What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?
  • Where and how can I get a grant to expand my business?
  • What type of insurance is appropriate for my business?

What People are saying about SCOREs ESP Program

If you’re wondering whether the Entrepreneurial Success Program is for you, here are a few testimonials from past graduates. Click here to register before classes fill up.

This is a playlist of 11 testimonials. Please click on the upper left side of the video screen in order to see all testimonials.

I liked how the class made me really break my thoughts, ideas, and goals down to be very very specific.  If really made me feel more confident and knowledgeable about my future endeavor.
Jennifer Seymour
ESP Graduate
It wasn’t boring!! I enjoyed everything about the class.  The teachers were great, the atmosphere was great.  Real resourceful to me.  I appreciate the chamber and so happy they have “real” SCORE people that care and know what they are doing!
Jacqueline King
ESP Graduate
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