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SCORE South Sound/Tacoma's goal is to provide the best possible mentoring experience. Browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert, or ask a question and let us pair you with the right expert.

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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.

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SCORE is looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.

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THE NEXT SUCCESS COULD BE YOURS!

In 2020, SCORE South Sound/Tacoma mentors helped start 197 new businesses, create 284 new jobs and provided 1,949 chapter services including mentoring sessions provided and workshop attendees. 

3 hours of mentoring can help you business

MENTORING WORKS!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

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.

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Our Mentors

Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I am a senior marketing professional with nearly 30 years of experience and have a wide range of core competencies. I... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Operations
20 year career in auto parts wholesale and retail(140 stores) followed by 25 year career as mergers acquisitions... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Government Regulations & Contracting International Trade Legal Issues Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Vought Aircraft Industries Northrop Grumman Corporation HSBC Banking Corporation RESOURCES GLOBAL Management Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Strategy & Planning Technology
I help my clients develop and execute a Digital Marketing strategy utilizing all forms of Internet Marketing including... Read More >
Non-Profit
Jim spent his 55-year career in nonprofit management and fundraising at three colleges and five hospitals. His... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Four years US Navy Officer. Seventeen years in food processing with Nalleys Fine Foods. One year with Hunt Wesson Foods... Read More >
Operations
I founded in 1979 a mental health consulting firm that provided services to business and industry. I am an entrepreneur... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I am a true believer in small business and look forward to helping you with business devlopment, strategic planning,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Government Regulations & Contracting Other
I can help navigate state government regulations especially in the liquor and tobacco licensing requirements; alcohol... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Profit and loss optimization, Business leadership across multiple channels and markets, Leadership of multi-cultural... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital Human Resources Legal Issues Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I have been in various financial management positions since 1978; including sales, credit, legal, marketing, inventory... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help your business in the areas of strategic planning, tactical planning and implementation, accounting/finance,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I help simplify finances and create plans to achieve goals (business and personal). That means a whole lot of different... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Legal Issues Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
I know what it is like to start from scratch, build, work on, grow, and sell a successful business. I am available to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Technology
Taught Math, Computer Programming Systems Design at Olympic College, Bremerton, WA. During 26 years at Weyerhaeuser... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Franchising Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
.With 45 years of being an owner/entrepreneur running my own B2B service business I can provide good advice and clear... Read More >