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.

THE NEXT SUCCESS COULD BE YOURS!

In 2021, SCORE Raleigh mentors helped start 166 new businesses, create 410 new jobs, and provided 3,879 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 Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
As a business professor for over 20 years, I have helped individuals develop business plans and launch small businesses... Read More >
Financing / Capital
I am in the process of gearing down from work and retiring in 18 months. My career has been spent providing consulting... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
As a MBO and Certified Mentor I am dedicated to "Deliver Solutions" to Small businesses, Entrepreneurs and Innovators... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Franchising Strategy & Planning
I can help them understand the important financial aspects of their companies to ensure liquidity and profitability. I... Read More >
Customer Relations Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Having either started, run, or been a key part of 10 businesses in the last 25 years, I've experienced many phases of... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital
I have been in the financial services sector for over 17years. I am an expert in retail / business banking, small... Read More >
Customer Relations Human Resources Other Product Development & Manufacturing
Provide guidance in the area of workplace safety, workers compensation insurance and claims, investigation, program and... Read More >
Customer Relations Human Resources
I'd like to help small businesses achieve their goals. I have 14+ years of corporate communications skills and recently... Read More >
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 Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I would like to give back to the community and help support small businesses in my community. 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 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 >
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 Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I would like to explore if your org has opportunities for executive volunteers. My background is in technology and have... Read More >
Human Resources Other
I would like to continue to help businesses become successful using my experience and background in diverse... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I would like to volunteer because I enjoy helping and coaching fellow entrepreneurs with start-up strategies and ideas... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I help clients, both aspiring or existing business owners, gain clarity to minimize overwhelm and execute to drive... Read More >
Operations Strategy & Planning
I am small business owner myself. I handle various facets of the business including research, marketing, and portfolio... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I'm Dr. P. - by day, I work in the areas of program development, succession planning, training, organizational... Read More >
Other
Business Strategy Planning, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Technology
MBA with 40+ years business experience. This includes several startups plus general management and sales/marketing... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
20 years of Consumer Products Marketing experience at companies including Texas Instruments, Thermos, Ertl Toy Company... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
Specialized experience with SCORE- financial forecasts, cash flow; market research, business plan/marketing plan Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Other
I communicate a message that will life, wholeness, intimacy and transformation through the written spoken word along... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I can help you make the transition from employee to business owner. As a former project manager who made the transition... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Mentoring Skills: Business Operations, Business Strategy Planning, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Operations
Formation and operation of startup service business. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I have over 30 years of executive level experince with the retail and publishing industries. I can assist with... Read More >
Other
Business accounting/budget, business start-up/preplanning, customer relations, buy/sell business, business financing,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Franchising Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Marketing, Brand Management, Product Management, Pricing, Small Business Owner, Franchise Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Product Development & Manufacturing
Spent 28 years in Sales and Marketing for a high tech fortune 500 company. I also did a lot of work in coaching,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Most of my work experience is in the insurance industry but I have also started my own company and I have taught... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Non-Profit Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
Harvey is a financial executive who spent his career in senior management positions with Fortune 500 Companies and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
All aspects of manufacturing - plant management, supply chain, engineering, procurement, logistics Small business... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help struggling manufacturing businesses become more profitable through careful evaluation of their product... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Manufacturing, Production Control , Software development, System Analysis , Cost control Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Herman has spent the over 30 years pioneering International Business expansion for US companies. Herman was educated in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Sharing my experience. I have held several positions in both large and small companies: Michelin Tire, Fluor Daniel,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
As an ICF-certified life coach and mindfulness teacher for 13yrs, I help busy professionals navigate life’s transitions... Read More >
Other
Business Strategy Planning, Manufacturing Product Development, Supply Chain Management Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I help aspiring, new, start-up, and developing entrepreneurs go to the next level by meeting you just where you are.... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Operations
I am currently CEO of Home Care Resources Now- a home care agency consulting company. I am experienced in Home Health... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Hank is an author, speaker, podcast host and Strategic Insights Manager at iContact. With a passion for all things... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help you with strategy, business planning, creating a strategic differentiation for your business and financing... Read More >
Operations
Entire career in the business to business information technology market. Worked for computer and peripherals... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
I can help you with marketing, and business development, planning and operations. I have extensive experience in sales... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Technology
Started application software company/owned and operated a self service car wash business/Owned and operated a food... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Deborah has a diverse background in business, training and education. Her most recent positions were Director of... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I can help in improving business management, operation and Marketing. Provide a good idea how to monetize and idea or... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations Technology
Mr. Wolf is a highly experienced (36+ years) professional with hands-on and management experience in a large number of... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations
Functional expertise: Strategic Planning, Small Business Planning, P and L Management, Operations, Internal... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I have 35 years of experience managing private golf/country clubs. During that time, I worked up the ladder of success... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help you with start-up basics, strategy planning, operations, inventory management, market analysis,... Read More >

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