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

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Central NY 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.

Our Locations

Our Locations

You can meet with us at any of our offices spread throughout the area, although, until further notice, all mentoring sessions are now remote, either by phone, email, or online.

Request a Mentor

Request a Mentor

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.

Browse Mentor Profiles

Mentor Profiles

Do you have specific criteria and want to explore in more detail? — Find your mentor by filtering your search by location, communication method, language, expertise, and industry.

5 Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.

Step 3 - Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.

Our Mentors

 

Customer Relations Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
When I lived in Dutchess County N.Y, I was able to access Score and learn and utilize experience and guidance through... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Legal Issues Non-Profit Technology
I believe I have some "in the trenches" insight as to what small businesses encounter in their struggle to get started... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
As a "semi-retired" professional, I would like to give back and help individuals and organizations be successful. I've... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I want to help fight poverty in my area. Promoting entrepreneurship will create more jobs and opportunities. I would... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Would love to help you reach your full potential by assisting with strategy, business plans, product development, and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Strategy & Planning Technology
I am a recently retired Software Engineering Director from Lockheed-Martin. I have a passion for business, technology... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Having mentors and proven experience is the best way to provide leadership to small businesses. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations
Share my 40 years experience as a business owner of a retail insurance agency. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
I am passionate about helping others and have a background in small business development, entrepreneurship, market... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I help business owners with customer research, pitching, and raising early stage funding. I'm especially interested in... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I've worked in the foodservice industry for 15+ years and started an e-commerce based business in 2015. Between... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Financing / Capital
I’m an accountant / CPA by trade. I am in the process of retiring. I want to volunteer some of my time, giving... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
To help new and struggling businesses with any expertise that I can furnish. Many years ago my brothers and I started a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Non-Profit Operations Technology
This is a test profile please do not request! SCORE - For the life or your business, Syracuse NY –National Support Team... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Business finance and accounting, business strategy planning I am a CPA, retired after working in a wide variety of... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Have developed business plans and specialized in marketing and finance Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I have almost forty years of experience in the commercial aerospace and ground vehicle industries. My roles included... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
Accounting & Cash Flow Non-Profit
2003-2011 CCCS of CNY Asst Director of Finance and Acct 1981-present Demong T A CPA small business accounting and... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Strategy & Planning
During my 52 year career at the same company, I specialized in sales development, distribution, strategic thinking, and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Tax Planning
Operations Strategy & Planning
Asst. Professor - Mohawk Valley Community College : (2017-Present) : Teach Economics and Entrepreneurship. Utica, NY.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I can assist with business planning/strategy, business operations and marketing. As a senior VP of a fortune 300... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help improve your financial reporting to provide insightful information to keep your business in a healthy,... Read More >
Human Resources Operations Strategy & Planning
As an experienced, creative, and innovative human resources professional and business consultant, I can help you in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Certified Lean Practitioner with expertise in driving manufacturing profitability, production efficiency, safety, and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
In order to be helpful to you, I have extensive experience in creative problem solving, strategic business development... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Under Graduate Graduate degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Certified Plant Facilities Engineer and... Read More >
Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can help to develop employees or business owners to be more successful in accomplishing their sales goals and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I would welcome the opportunity to work with Score Clients who would like guidance on creating a realistic Business... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I have successfully owned and operated a decorating center for 23 years and then merged that business into a... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit
Business planning, marketing strategies, and connections to resources in Cayuga County and the Central New York region... Read More >
Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Coming soon. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help you evaluate your business concept from both a strategic and tactical viewpoint. Creating a business... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
4 Years in US Navy AS in Business BS in Economics with minor in Business, concentration in Finance 7 years as small... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Technology
Loretta Garcia is a transformation leader with over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I can help start-ups and existing enterprises with business planning, organizational issues, and marketing expertise (... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
I enjoy assisting people wishing to start a small business or who are already in business. Based on my financial... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
SCORE Mentor offering support in sales methods and processes; marketing; business start-up planning; management methods... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
Ronald A. Friedman, was the founder and Vice President of DAMOMICS Inc, and has been in the business consulting field... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
•Retired Program Manager, Lockheed Martin and IBM (Owego, NY) •To SCORE, Dave brings forty plus years of expertise in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit
I can assist in connecting with many members of the business community. In addition, speak, read and write Spanish... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations
Background in General Management and Supervision. Written Business Plans. MBA in Finance with experience in Banking,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
More than 11 years with the Small Business Development Center preparing business plans; preparing people for their... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Strategy & Planning
30+ years with a local CPA firm, growing from junior accountant to senior administrative partner. Experienced in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
My expertise, education and experience is in Strategic Marketing. Developing multi faceted marketing strategies that... Read More >

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.

Get Started On Your Business Success Journey Today!