2021's SCORE Metro District Chapter of the Year

Putnam SCORE provides free local business mentoring. We are here to help you navigate the world of small business ownership. The mentoring is free.

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SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.

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SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

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With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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About Putnam SCORE

Putnam  SCORE has worked with hundreds of local entrepreneurs and business owners in private, confidential mentoring meetings and in seminars and workshops.

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45,027 new businesses

were started nationwide last year with the assistance of SCORE mentors. Learn more about SCORE's national impact here

Read the SCORE Small Business Startups Report - Fall 2020

Success Story: Jon Gordon Music Production, Inc.

"SCORE helped me to gain knowledge and perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of my business, and schooled me into how to draw on the strengths and rectify the weaknesses." Read more

Success Story: Brooklyn Bark

Rachel Bowers approached SCORE in 2014, seeking help in applying for a small business loan. She has now worked with SCORE mentor George Joiner, and others, on a myriad of... Read more

Share Your Business Knowledge

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community. 

Become a Volunteer