Rhode Island SCORE is one of the 364 Chapters  of the national SCORE organization  that operate under the auspices of the SBA.  Our RI team consists of more than 20 seasoned business counselors. We are business owners,  CPAs, MBAs, college professors, patent attorneys, web designers, insurance brokers  marketing communications consultants and more.

We know what it takes to succeed: We have started businesses, bought businesses and sold businesses; we have hired employees and fired them; we have been landlords and tenants, and  litigants in lawsuits. Our mission as volunteers is to share our cross-industry expertise to mentor the small companies of Rhode Island and surrounding region in the best practices of all facets of business management, including:

  • Start-up assistance
  • Business planning
  • Financing
  • Managing a business
  • Managing employees
  • Customer relations
  • Accounting / budgeting
  • Cash-flow management
  • Tax planning
  • Marketing, sales, and communications
  • Government contracting
  • Franchising
  • International Trade
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Information technology and computing
  • eCommerce
  • Legal issues (e.g., incorporation)

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