Back in the day, SCORE stood for the “Service Core of Retired Executives.” Today, SCORE’s counselors are real-world professionals, both active and retired, who use their knowledge and experience to help people in business, about to start a business, or just thinking about starting a business. Supported by grants from the US Small Business Administration, SCORE is the nation’s largest volunteer business mentoring service.
SCORE Northern Nevada’s 40 volunteers offer free and confidential business advice, mentoring, and information. These mentors are experts in such areas 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 disciplines.
SCORE offers free business consulting and business startup advice to all those interested in the small business world. Whether you’re starting a new business, growing an existing business, or experiencing problems with an existing business, SCORE’s experienced counselors can provide advice to help you. They’ll meet with you as often as necessary to define and analyze your opportunities and help you find solutions.
The best way to learn about SCORE, its counselors and services is to attend their Orientation Workshops which are presented several times each month in Reno, Carson City and Gardnerville. Once you’ve attended an orientation, you may then schedule one-on-one mentoring to help you get started. During these sessions you’ll meet with a SCORE mentor, a person who has experience owning or operating a business and who can give you advice on your areas of concern. Mentors may be available to visit you at your place of business to learn more about your business and concerns.
SCORE also offers other free or low-cost educational workshops and seminars that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for managing a successful business. Visit SCORE’s website at www.score-reno.org for more information.
The Innevation Center
450 Sinclair Street
Reno, NV 89501
Phone: (844) 232-7227