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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on Central New York and our country. Know that our local volunteers are ready to help with mentoring and can provide critical information and resources to get you through this crisis.

SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 50 years and has a network of over 11,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs when needed. 

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Launched! New Hispanic Business Owners Hub

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), SCORE has introduced the new Hispanic Business Owners Hub. The new Hispanic Business Owners Hub curates content specifically for the Hispanic business community, including resources, webinars, funding information, and success stories. Stay tuned as new content and information is added to this new, vibrant landing page.

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Free Mentoring

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

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Take a Workshop

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

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Free Resources

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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Recordkeeping 101: Information Your Small Business Needs to Maintain

Thorough recordkeeping is a critical part of running a successful business. Here is a list of the essential records all small business owners should maintain and some of the best... Read more

Three Basic Financial Documents Your Business Can't Ignore

Making time to manage your business’ financials can be hard for many small business owners. But, there are three financial documents you can’t ignore: the balance sheet, the P... Read more

Would Your Hobby Make a Sustainable Business?

Turning a hobby into a business can be a great way to earn a living while doing what you love. Before you make the shift from hobbyist to entrepreneur, ask yourself some key... Read more

Help Make Dreams Come True - Become a SCORE Volunteer

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

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Recent & Upcoming Events

Minority-Owned Small Business Certification

FREE Webinar: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 10:00 AM
Learn to grow your business through federal and New York minority-owned business certifications. SCORE Syracuse presents a webinar on SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program and New York State's Minority & Women-Owned Business (MWBE) certification. Click here to register.

Tax Strategies for Small Businesses

FREE Webinar: Friday, September 25, 2020, at 10:00 AM
Especially now, you must know what taxes your business is subject to and what you can do to minimize the impact on you. Topics include taxation effects of PPP loans, accounting choices to reduce taxes, saving for retirement to defer taxes, and other elections and deductions you may be missing out on. Click here to register.

Women-Owned Small Business Federal & NY State Certification

Recorded Webinar
The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Syracuse District and SCORE Syracuse present an update webinar on SBA's Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and New York State's Women-Owned Enterprise (WBE) certification programs. Click here to watch.