SCORE is a national volunteer organization serving as a
Resource Partner for the U.S. Small Business Administration and financial
institutions. SCORE was founded in 1964 and there are now
approximately 390 chapters with over 11,000 volunteers in all 50 states.
Bristol and the surrounding communities to the north and west are served by
the Northwest Connecticut Chapter of SCORE with counselors ready to provide guidance
and counseling to those starting in business and to those existing
businesses needing key problem solving assistance. SCORE
has been counseling in the Greater Bristol Chambers of Commerce for over 20
SCORE counseling is FREE
Northwest Connecticut SCORE also provides workshops and
seminars for the community on various topics of local interest.
Counseling office hours at the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce are
FRIDAYS 9:00 AM until noon by appointment
Initial appointments generally cover a review of the client's needs, many of
which are resolved at that meeting. If follow-up meetings are warranted,
either with the initial counselor or another with specific expertise, they
are scheduled at the mutual convenience of the client and the counselor(s).
To schedule and appointment, contact the Central Connecticut Chambers of
Commerce at (860) 584-4718 or
Extensive information about SCORE can be found at
where there is considerable free information available
on business plans and other topics of interest to small businesses.