Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Rhode Island to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Rhode Island mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost to you. Below, you can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Mentor Profiles

Do you have specific criteria and want to explore in more detail? — Find your mentor by filtering your search by location, communication method, language, expertise, and industry.

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Request a Mentor

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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Locations

You can meet with us at any of our offices spread throughout the area, although, until further notice, all mentoring sessions are now remote, either by phone, email or online.

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MENTORING WORKS!

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

Our Mentors

Government Regulations & Contracting
I have recently retired and would like to give back. I started an engineering business in 2010 and grew the company to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Customer Relations Financing / Capital Human Resources Legal Issues Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I'm about to retire and I would like to continue being active in my community. My background is with companies with... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital
I have two primary reasons why I would like to volunteer at SCORE, (1) I have 30+ years of local banking experience,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I want to offer my skills to help new and established businesses Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
Use my free time to support others Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I am a results-oriented mentor with over 30 years of senior-level executive and consulting experience in both the for-... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Technology
For small business - especially new business - marketing presents unique challenges. I can help you build a proper... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I want to help new business owners not make the mistakes I made when first starting outs Read More >
Strategy & Planning
I was the Co-President and owner of a manufacturing and distribution company for 28 years. I began working at the... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Mentoring Skills: Business Operations, Business Strategy... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations
I can help improve business performance in Management, Human Resources, Strategy / Planning and Operations. As a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
25 years of B2B sales experience,almost half in a management role. I have had P L responsibility for a division with... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Accounting & Cash Flow Technology
Job-Cost Accounting, Document Management (ECM), Construction Project Management, Software Development, Business... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Legal Issues Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Map out a journey to success. Read More >
Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
My experience and skills are primarily in the areas of growth scaling, eCommerce and applying Information Technology to... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Business feasability Transportation and logistics Real Estate Aquisitions, Development, and management Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
Over 35 years in the retail pharmacy industry for multi unit (1500 stores) and multi state (24 states). Held several... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
2011 to Present Retired 2009 to 2011 BLACKBERRY, INC., WATERLOO, ON, CANADA Consultant: Strategic Business Development... Read More >
Legal Issues
I can help with aspects of organizational formation and structure, real estate development and financing, and zoning... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources
I can help you develop Business Management and Human Resources strategies that will improve your operations and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit
I can help you start your business from the ground up. As a banker, relationship manager, and entrepreneur I helped... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Technology
I can help with setting up a business, raise money, and run day to day operations. As an experienced finance leader, I... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Although I have been in the building business since 1964, the past 42 years have been as a construction executive. I... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
As an educator, management advisor, and seasoned practitioner with extensive experience I can help your organization in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
With 30 solid years of background in leadership, spearheading operations, consulting, and business development and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Technology
I am experienced to help improve business performance in finance and operations including, but not limited to, Change... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
I can help sole proprietors and small business owners in the planning and day-to-day running of their businesses.... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help improve overall business results through customer acquisition, brand awareness, marketing and advertising.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Area(s) of expertise: Social entrepreneurship, Product service development (using Human Centered Design), nonprofit... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I help aspiring business owners transition from employee to owner and experienced business owners transition from owner... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
As veteran insurance industry leader, I can help new and current businesses develop and implement Marketing, financial... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can be particularly helpful in solving marketing and sales issues. I also have experience in business planning,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning
I can help you to start a new business or to enhance your existing business operations. I will help you to clarify and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Legal Issues Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
My passion is driving breakthough growth and bring experience in both developing and executing strategic business plans... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
COVID-19: I am working with clients to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP) and the Economic Injury... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources
After over 30 years of teaching in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, and sustainability, in combination with high... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Tax Planning
Mark G. DeVine, CPA from DeVine Associates in Bristol has been in the tax and accounting field since 1989. He... Read More >
Other
Daniel is a Chairman of the Intellectual Propery Group at Adler Pollock Sheehan P.C.. Most importantly, Daniel has... Read More >

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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