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

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Raleigh 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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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.

Mentoring Works


In 2020, SCORE Raleigh mentors helped start 260 new businesses, create 651 new jobs and provided 3,775 chapter services including mentoring sessions provided and workshop attendees. 

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.

Our Mentors

Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Strategy & Planning Technology
When I started my food-tech venture, I approached SCORE and gained invaluable insights into what it takes to start a... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I currently volunteer with Habitat for Humanity because I want to be able to use my skills to help others. Similarly,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Franchising Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
I have a 40-year career experience. All of it in small business with the last 11 years owning a property restoration... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting
I believe I can provide assistance to aspiring and existing business owners so they might accomplish their goals or... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I was fortunate enough to have many business mentors while starting and growing a business over a 20-year period,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Human Resources Operations Strategy & Planning
I worked as Project Manager for 20 years. In 2008 I started my own business as a Project Manager Consulting. I love so... Read More >
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