SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.

SCORE, a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration (SBA), is a valuable network of 11,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. Our trained volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 350+ chapters throughout the United States and its territories. Here in Putnam County NY, our local Chapter has worked with hundreds of local individuals, entrepreneurs and local business owners in private confidential, mentoring meetings and in group seminars and workshops. Clients and their mentors meet as many times as needed and there is never a charge for our services.  We are staffed with trained volunteers from a variety of business backgrounds who are dedicated to assisting clients start their own business or to helping those already in business solve problems (cash flow, marketing strategies, finances, etc.) and/or achieve specific goals.

Individual private and confidential one to two hour mentoring sessions are held during the day on Monday and Thursday in Carmel, NY and on Fridays at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce office. Other meeting times and places may be arranged.

Appointments may be made by clicking here or by calling the Putnam SCORE Office at (845) 225-6030.   If you call please leave a message including your name and phone numbers and a Mentor will call you back to arrange an appointment as quickly as possible. 

Putnam SCORE services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability. Our Carmel office is handicapped accessible.