Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Quad Cities to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Quad Cities mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost. Below you can browse through 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.

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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.

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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.

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Locations

You can meet with us at any of our offices spread throughout the area, although, until further notice, all mentoring sessions are now remote, either by phone, email or online.

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MENTORING WORKS!

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

Our Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I am a retired Supply Chain Director with over 30 years of manufacturing, supply planning, and distribution experience... Read More >
Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I have been a small business owner and I now work for an organization (Fortress Bank) whose mission is to help grow... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting
I can help you in starting a new retail business or obtaining a government contract. I have experience in the steps to... Read More >
Financing / Capital Non-Profit Strategy & Planning Technology
I have been a college administrator, provide community relations for a wealth management company, and a volunteer in a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
I can help you with strategy, market assessment, financial modeling, and business plan development for your new or... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I can help you evaluate business models as well as help with Intellectual Property considerations or IT technology... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
1964-1972 College, US Army, part time jobs 1972-1979 Owner, Havana Exxon Service, Aurora, CO. 1975-1979 New and Used... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Operations Strategy & Planning
32 Years of Experience in the Banking Industry. Read More >
Strategy & Planning Technology
David is a technology and analytics innovator interested in future-looking businesses with positive missions and... Read More >
Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Hi, I'm Joel, a senior-level executive with experience leading organizations as well as restructuring operations to... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Creating Exclusive Content and Strategy for marketing in digital space for a two decades, Rupal has lead inspired... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can help you learn how to verify business concepts, improve your customer development, and create specific business... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I am from the Northwestern Suburb of Chicago called Algonquin. I am a single father of one son, oldest brother of 5... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I have experience with starting a new business as well as purchasing existing businesses. I can help you negotiate a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help you with several aspects of small business management including business planning, bookkeeping, marketing,... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can help you along the path for starting a new business or addressing issues you might be having with an existing... Read More >
Financing / Capital Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help you to identify and capture business opportunities in untapped markets as well as help with business... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
formerly an accountant in the construction, property management, land development arena. Currently teaching accounting... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting Operations
I can help you in the quality and program management areas, especially as they relate to government contracting, test... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Operations
10 yr public accounting (audit tax), 5 yr college accounting/budgeting, 27 yr CFO public school district (IL) Read More >

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.

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