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SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

More than 13,000 volunteers provide face-to-face business mentoring and workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. This website offers extensive “how-to” information, business resources, online mentoring and success stories.

ECI SCORE mentors, serving East Central Illinois, are experienced and have access to numerous resources from which to gather business information necessary to help you make good business decisions.

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.