Get Free Expert Help from SCORE South Alabama to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE South Alabama mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost to you. Below you can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

Browse Mentor Profiles

Mentor Profiles

Do you have specific criteria and want to explore in more detail? — Find your mentor by filtering your search by location, communication method, language, expertise, and industry.

Request a Mentor

Request a Mentor

Don't have the time to browse mentor profiles? — Fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with a mentor and assist you in setting up a free mentoring appointment.

Success Stories

Success Stories

Browse through these SCORE Merrimack Valley mentoring success stories to learn more about the small businesses we've helped and see what our clients are saying about us!

THE NEXT SUCCESS COULD BE YOURS!

In 2020, SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs. 

MENTORING WORKS!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

5 Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.

Step 3 - Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.

Get Started On Your Business Success Journey Today!

Our Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
45 year Banking career. Started as trainee and worked through stages as consumer lender, commercial lender, credit... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Extensive background in safety, environmental and health regulations as well as ISO quality systems. Proficient in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Technology
Ive had an extensive career in marketing and advertising, in both the corporate broadcast world and as a small business... Read More >
Human Resources Non-Profit
Strategy & Planning
George is a former newspaper reporter with a masters degree in journalism and 35-year veteran of advertising agencies.... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I have been a a full time entreprenuer since 2004 and I have a degree in Business Administration; I have book and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Manufacturing, Engineering Services, and Government Research and Development Contracting Strategic Business Planning... Read More >