SCORE Portland, conveniently located in downtown Portland, offers free, confidential small business mentorship and workshops. We have helped hundreds of small business owners in Southern Maine start or grow their business.​ Contact us today!

SCORE, the nation's largest volunteer business mentoring service, is a nonprofit association dedicated to providing mentoring to individuals in business, or to those thinking about starting a business.  Founded in 1964, SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Our volunteers are real-world professionals, both actively employed as well as retired, with time-tested knowledge and perspective to help you succeed. 

SCORE offers free mentoring whether you are starting, growing or experiencing problems with you business. If you are interested in meeting with a Certified Mentor, request a meeting online or call us at 207-772-1147.  

SCORE Portland offers business fundamental workshops at no charge. We offer a diverse array of workshops for the new or seasoned business owner, manager or employee.  If you are interested in one of  our small business workshops, check out our regularly updated workshop calendar. 

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer mentor or workshop presenter? Learn more and apply here, or simply email us directly: scoremaine@gmail.com

SCORE 100 Middle St. 2nd Fl., Portland, Maine 04101 

Chapter Officers:   

Nancy Strojny, SCORE Portland Chapter Chair

Bob Theriault, Treasurer

Alan Darrow, Secretary 

Joe Michaud, Director of Volunteer Services

Whit Ford, Director of Education

Kathleen O'Donnell, Director of Client Services

Alexandra Ulrich, Director of Internal Communications

Jeff Gray, Director of Recruitment

Tom Leonhardt, Director of Development

Our Mentors

Business Strategy & Planning
I try to help clients identify and implement the steps necessary to success, assess and control risk, and manage an... Read More >
Technology & IT Services
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Business Finance & Accounting
I have been working in Finance since 1967.  I was with the Bank of America (and its predecessor for 35 years, and,... Read More >
Non-Profit
I have considerable experience in organizations of two to 50,000, for and non-profit, working on their business and... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help you take an idea and turn it into reality whether it‘s a new product or new business. My experience as an... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
Business plan development / Strategy Strategic marketing Product launch Market research Communications/... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help SCORE clients with marketing strategy, marketing planning, lead generation plans, branding strategy and... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I can help you develop your business strategy, create your business plan and project your future financial outcomes... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
You may have clear and practical business needs or leap-of-imagination ideas, I can help you identify options and... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I can assist new and established business owners with the myriad of challenges that exist in business today.  I can... 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 Strategy & Planning
I will begin our relationship by thoroughly understanding your current situation and, also, where you intend to go... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
   I can help you with communication, marketing, strategy, and execution. I have also had the honor of leading a... 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 Finance & Accounting
I have been involved in evaluating and meeting the credit needs of small and medium-sized businesses for over thirty-... 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
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 your a start up or have been in business for awhile, I can help you write a winning business plan or finance... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
Strategic Leader for Successful Business Growth - Expertise in Finance, Marketing... 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 Finance & Accounting
I can help you with marketing, planning, financial projections, product/service development, or combinations thereof... Read More >
Non-Profit
I can assist clients in several categories relating to nonprofits, including: Strategic Planning, Team Building and... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help with the following: *Sales... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help with business planning / development , operations, strategy, and organizational issues. If you are just... 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
As a CPA with over 35 years of experience, I  can help SCORE clients with general business strategies, business plans... 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 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 get the ideas for your business out of your head and into the open so we can work together on the... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
 I can help with the development of business plans, business operations, organizational issues and short and long... 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 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 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 20 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 >