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

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)
  • Economic Development (Specialty)

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing (Specialty)
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Legal Services

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

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Human Resources (Specialty)
  • Insurance Requirements (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

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

Marketing and Sales

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


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting (Specialty)
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • Product Assembly and Packaging (Specialty)
  • Product Design and Development (Specialty)

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Regulatory Compliance

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

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

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

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

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


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • 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
  • Startup Classes

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends (Specialty)
  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals (Specialty)
Contact Information
Tamara MacDuff
100 State Street
Room 410
Rochester, NY 14614