About Us

Thank you for visiting our site. The Hartford Chapter was founded in 1964 as a charter member of the National SCORE Association with the mission to match the experience of seasoned business owners and managers to the problems and challenges confronting existing and prospective business owners.

Our mentoring is free and confidential. Every Member is governed by the SCORE® Code of Ethics and Conduct. We counsel face to face in 16 locations throughout the northern half of Connecticut. Depending on the location, we counsel both days and evenings. We mentor by email as well, so your location can be anywhere, and your time can be anytime that works for you!

Our Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines and there are over 13,000 SCORE® Mentors across the nation.

Our Chapter has undertaken a major expansion in our capabilities to serve the small business community. One of our priorities is to increase the number of workshops and seminars we offer on important business issues of concern to our clients. Some workshops are fee-based and others are provided without charge.

We also welcome women and men from every business background and cultural tradition to join us in our effort to assist existing and prospective business owners in our geographic area, an area that is diverse and ever-changing. If you are currently employed we will accommodate your schedule. If you have a particular skill or interest that you would like to contribute, but prefer not to counsel, we have a place for you and you will be most welcome.

In short, we are a growing 'business' facing all of the challenges for relevance and viability that our clients face. If you are a business person facing some real challenges or if you have the experience necessary to contribute to your business community as a SCORE volunteer, get in touch with us and we will be happy to welcome you at one of our locations.

Mark Cutler, Chair, Hartford SCORE®