Build Your Business—SCORE Can Help!

For over 50 years, SCORE has served as Maine's premier source of free business mentoring and workshops.

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Testimonials

Flowfold, The Holy Donut and more share how Portland SCORE helped them succeed. We're proud to be a part of our business community's growth! Read more

Become a SCORE Volunteer

Help Local Businesses Thrive! Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back, connect with fellow business owners, and share your knowledge with others. Read more

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We have more than 70 volunteers at SCORE Portland. Check out their profiles below!

 

Our Mentors

Business Finance & Accounting
    Greetings!   Being an entrereneur can be a life changing endeavor.  You have the opportunity to take a "... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
How I can help you? An experienced: Mentor Sounding Board CPA Tax Strategist Numbers and Know how Guy... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you with start-ups or ongoing business growth, by understanding your goals and asking questions. My... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I would like to work with entrepreneurs who have an idea or a small business, and a passion for that idea/business,... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help clients with their overall business and marketing strategy.  Key strategic questions I focus on are 1)... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I can help you with various aspects of your business including financial forecasting/budgeting, banking relations,... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
  A passion for entrepreneurship and helping develop concepts for commercialization and industrialization. I bring... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I have been a Senior Sales Executive for over 25 Years and I can help SCORE clients navigate their sales journey,... Read More >
Technology & IT Services
I can help your business in the area of Information technology. As a technology enthusiast, with over a decade of... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
Whether it's writing a business plan and pro forma, accounting, budgeting, marketing or administration, I want to... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help with start-ups, particularly in the non-profit, NGO world, with strategic and tactical planning, capacity... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
     My background includes more than three decades experience in information and computer systems and large... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
With a focus on agriculture, agribusiness and farming, I can assist in the following areas: Business Planning,... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
My primary approach is helping clients prioritize actions, create plans and stay on track. I have been helping... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
As someone with over 45 years of work and entrepreneurial experience, I bring an understanding of the issues facing... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I have significant experience managing and growing technology-based service businesses as well as product and... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help entrepreneurs identify their business problems and potential solutions, for both new and ongoing... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you with starting a new business or growing an existing business. I have a broad and diverse background as... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
  I can help you with your start up business or with your established, growing business by introducing you to the... Read More >
Manufacturing & Product Development
I can help you with sales, business operations organization and leadership and communication skills Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you with start ups or ongoing business growth.  Expertise in healthcare and improving your business... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
Work and volunteer experiences include marketing, planning, financial oversight, hardware and software development,... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can assist clients in the areas of personal selling skills, development of sales and marketing tactics and... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help clients understand what is involved in starting and operating a non-profit organization. I can discuss... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help with business planning / development , operations, strategy, and organizational issues. My career spans 35... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help clients with strategy, product development, marketing , manufacturing, and global expansion. My career... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I am a goal-driven, results-oriented, and seasoned executive with almost 40 years of experience in all aspects of... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you evaluate your business ideas, identify strategic and tactical plans to develop them, and provide you... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you with: Crowdfunding Sales and Marketing  Customer Development Web Development Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you with product development, strategic planning and marketing, and positioning your company for success... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you with your business start-up or with your established, growing business through analyzing profit... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you start or improve your business with guidance in marketing, customer communications, and general... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I can help you issue-spot and think through the legal aspects of starting and running your business. I have deep... Read More >
Non-Profit
I can help you focus your digital marketing efforts on the right platforms to target the right audiences. As a... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help evaluate, plan and execute your business/business plan in the retail and wholesale industries. As a... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
  Steve is an experienced lawyer in all aspects of business law. He has helped large and small clients from... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I can help you focus on key decision points while developing a practical business plan with specific objectives in... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
Being a SCORE mentor is essential to me. I believe that had it not been for several people who helped me throughout... Read More >
Technology & IT Services
I can help you with digital marketing. I founded my Portland, Maine based company Mainely SEO in 2010 after more than... Read More >
This is how I can help non-profit clients: 1. Aid in the process of making the all-important decision as to whether... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help evaluate financial performance, discuss operational issues, and review strategies of your established... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
       I can help you with any issues you have planning a technology based business start up or expansion. My... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I can help you create a Business Plan with Financial Projections and identify issues and set priorities in solving... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
With more than 16 years' experience as a SCORE mentor I have developed a significant body of experience enabling me... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you develop a sales and marketing strategy for your brand or service. Whether you are launching a... Read More >

Outstanding Young Entrepreneur: Fyood Kitchen

SCORE National Award winner Maddie Purcell owns Fyood Kitchen, a professional kitchen that offers Chopped-style cooking competitions for the average, everyday chef. In such a foodie city, Fyood Kitchen offers Portland's Most Creative Dinner Party!

 

Check out Maddie's unique business!