About Us

SCORE, a non-profit association founded in 1964 with almost 400 chapters nationwide is the largest volunteer group offering business mentoring services.  SCORE and SCORE chapters are dedicated to helping existing businesses or individuals about to start, or thinking about starting a business. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

SCORE Northern Nevada Chapter is a group of 40+ volunteer business professionals, both active and retired who are dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of our nation's businesses.  

Our volunteers are successful real-world business professionals who volunteer thousands of hours to help existing and startup businesses succeed. Our volunteers are experts with experience in areas such 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 business disciplines.

We offer free business mentoring to all those interested in having or running a business.  Whether you are starting a new business, growing or experiencing problems an existing business, our experienced business mentors can provide advice to help you succeed. Your mentor will meet with you one-on-one as frequently as necessary to define and analyze your business needs and opportunities.

Want to start a new business?  We suggest you attend a SCORE Orientation Workshop. They’re presented several times each month throughout the area for your convenience.

Already in business or have attended an Orientation Workshop?  We suggest face-to-face mentoring  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.

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.

How do you get a Mentor?  Visit our Counselors page or contact the Northern Nevada SCORE Chapter at (775) 784-4436 for an appointment.  Mentoring starts with a one-on-one relationship with a SCORE mentor.  However your SCORE mentor may call in other SCORE mentors with specific business expertise to address your specific business needs.

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 business owners.  For more information call (775) 784-4436.

How do you find the Northern Nevada SCORE Office?  Our SCORE chapter’s home office is located in the Ansari Business Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Business counseling can be conducted here as well as in several other convenient locations throughout the Reno, Sparks, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe / Truckee region. 

For more information call (775) 784-4436.