Worcester SCORE's volunteer executives have provided FREE, experienced advice to Worcester County's small businesses since 1967. Click the 2-minute video at left to hear testimonials from an established local business and a startup, then call a convenient branch to join them!
Over 30 Worcester SCORE mentors, both working and retired executive volunteers, provide FREE and confidential growth advice to any small business, including start-ups. Mentoring is conducted at any of our seven Chamber of Commerce branch offices, at the client's place of business, and/or by email. For a one-hour appointment, please call the closest of our branches in Worcester, Westborough, Fitchburg, Whitinsville, Devens, Sturbridge, and Marlborough. For detailed office hours and information, click: http://worcester.score.org/node/147167.
Every spring and fall, our Worcester SCORE mentors conduct a seven-week series of Tuesday evening workshops in Marlborough, "Successful Start-Ups." This low-cost workshop series provides valuable information and techniques for establishing and managing a successful business. Added speakers (such as a successful SCORE client, social media marketer, etc.) are often included as well. Details are available at http://worcester.score.org/node/147567.
Also browse SCORE's excellent selection of Online Workshops at http://worcester.score.org/events/workshops. (Enter keyword terms in right-hand block.)
This link provides a wide variety of documents, templates, and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business. The information covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more. After checking Worcester SCORE's specific resources for Central Massachusetts, also click and browse SCORE's national offerings for more general resources, using the keyword blocks.