SCORE Greater Rochester

SCORE provides expert mentoring for FREE. We help at all stages of your business from Idea to Start Up, Stay Up or Scale Up. Expertise from business planning to sales, marketing and technology plus many others.


SCORE provides FREE mentoring and low cost workshops for hands on interactive learning about key business concepts from idea testing to sales & lead generation. From technology to How To step by step instructions. We provide resources, information and connections to help your business succeed at any level from start up to exit. We have videos on You Tube where you can learn basic skills in 10 minutes or less, or you can attend one of our virtual (for now) workshops on a variety of topics presented by experts. Free mentoring is provided to help put what you learn from our videos or workshops into action steps for you to proceed on your journey. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forming a Business
  • Diversification

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Cooperatives (Co-ops)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Retention
  • Recruiting
  • Industry
  • Insurance
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Apprenticeship

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Employee Relations
  • Forming a Business
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Succession Planning

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Human Resources

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • Peer Mentoring
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General
  • Demographically Based

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Strategic Planning

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues
  • State Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • City Business Issues
  • African-American Business

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Website Development
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Tamara MacDuff
100 State Street
Room 410
Rochester, NY 14614