Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Greater Cincinnati to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Greater Cincinnati mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost to the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, & SE Indiana counties. Below you can browse through 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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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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Success Stories

SCORE Greater Cincinnati has helped thousands of business founders fulfill their dreams to start, build & grow thriving businesses. See what our clients have to say!

Mentoring Works

THE NEXT SUCCESS COULD BE YOURS!

In 2020, SCORE Greater Cincinnati mentors helped start 332 new businesses, create 609 new jobs, and provided 3,634 chapter services including mentoring sessions provided and workshop attendees. 

Mentoring Works

MENTORING WORKS!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth. Get started on your small business journey, and find your mentor today!

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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Our Mentors

Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Specialties: General Management, Manufacturing, Operations, Business Plans and Strategies, Purchasing, Procurement,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Forty-one years in Retail Industry. Store management at Sears for fifteen years,thirteen years in field management at... Read More >
Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I can help in general management,marketing and financing a business Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help you with all aspects of manufacturing, setting business strategy, business planning and operational... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Technology
I would like to help small businesses with project management and serving a broad customer base. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
I have demonstrated success in the areas of sales, professional services, operations management, customer support and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
36 yrs with Procter Gamble in engineering and manufacturing management. Taught at Univ of Cincinnati and Univ of... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Technology
Background with national insurance companies. Familiar with insurance in general but specialized in surety / bond... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
As a product developer and business liaison for the worlds largest forest products company, i was resposible for new... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Technology
Business owner, college professor, author Read More >
Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Mentoring Skills: Business Operations, Technology... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I have over 40 years of experience in engineering and construction firms. Positions have included engineering and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I can help improve business performance in operations, customer service and marketing. Using the experience gained in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
In over 11 years with SCORE I have worked with over 150 individual businesses, including start-ups and growth... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit
Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Legal Issues Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Technology
Past experience includes working with US Army Reserve as military attorney with experience in consumer law and Internal... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
25+ years in the FMCG industry across Beauty, Health Care, Oral Care, Fabric Care, Water Purification, Pet Care Foods... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Work with local business owners to share insight I have learned working in corporate environment Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Non-Profit Operations Other Technology
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
I am an experienced executive passionate about growing individuals and organizations that will strengthen our community... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help business performance in operations, strategy, and finance. As a Senior Finance Manager at Proctor Gamble I... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations
Engineer ( MS Finance and MBA ) with 27 years experience in business development with outstanding financial results.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I help dream-ers become do-ers by reviewing your goals and constructively urging you to make them a reality. I also... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
30+ years experience in healthcare corporations. Have led multiple businesses as General Manager and have deepest... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Legal Issues Operations
He is a retired Sr. Partner of American Appraisal Associates.a valuation consulting firm. He had been responsible for a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
My experience will help me provide clients with the tools to conduct a long term strategic analysis, market testing,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Technology
I am a retired physician (urologist) with an Executive MBA from Xavier University in 1997 who has entrepreneurial... Read More >
Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I can help you reach your goals with my passion for coaching / mentoring developed from over 30 years of business... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
HOW: I bring a prospective of startup, small and large business success to help yours. WHY: Having started my first... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
I help SCORE clients who are starting or growing a small business successfully achieve their goals. I plan my... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Specialties: P & L Development, Business Plan, Operations Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
BILL HAMAN is a SCORE mentor. He manages the SCORE Cincinnati group counseling that we do each Wednesday morning in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing
I have an engineering background and retired from Procter... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Franchising Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
Jim has a combination of experiences at large multi-national companies and small businesses. Before moving to the... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
• MBA With Extensive Experience In Brand Strategy • Organization Leadership Development • Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt (... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I am a Strategic Marketer with strong accounts management skills, as well as international experience ranging from in-... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Responsible for regional and global new product launches for a major consumer products company. One of the owners of... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Background: Franchising, Non-Profits, New Market Openings Retired after 24 years as Regional Vice President with a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Engineering, Project Management, and Manufacturing Executive with seventeen years of experience in developing and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Worked as a CFO for several divisions of a large corporation. Operations included manufacturing of construction... Read More >
Operations
I can help improve business performance in Marketing, Product launching, Strategy. I have experience of working in many... Read More >
Other
Over 35 years experience in retail store design, visual merchandising and brand development for some of the worlds best... Read More >
Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can help SCORE Clients think through and build onto their ideas especially when it comes to new product development... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations
Mentoring Skills: Business Finance... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
Having recently retired, I'm not ready to get back into full time work, but enjoy helping businesses grow. My... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Operations
Most of my career was in Retail and fast food restaurant operations as a Director over C-Stores, Travel Centers... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I help business owners find business success and satisfaction. For over two decades now, I have been working with all... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Operations Strategy & Planning Tax Planning Technology
I am a business owner, and a CPA who has worked with businesses for many years. I have familiarity with tax law, the... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Successful career in sales and general management of distribution and manufacturing organizations. Boosted sales,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I have 32 years in the transportation business. I owned and was CEO of Besl Transfer for 10 of those years. We had 50... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Government Regulations & Contracting
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
40 years of sales, marketing and business management in manufacturing companies varying from small family owned to... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations Other
I find myself with too much free time. After a life in business I feel I can contribute to small business in some... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Operations
Computer & Web Support, Mentoring, Facilitator, Leadership, Workshop Instructor Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
My 36 year career with Procter Gamble involved a number of experiences in customer development, consumer and customer... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Strategy & Planning
My specialties are business process management and mentoring start-ups. Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting Operations
I have recently sold Foster Special Instruments, a regional business which I owned and operated for 27 years. The... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Many years in Food Manufacturing business, QA/QC R D, Engineering, Logistics, Accounting, Management. Experience in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Product Development & Manufacturing
Thirty years in Strategy Development, Procurement, Negotiations, Contract Development/Management, Internal Controls and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Franchising Operations Technology
I can help improve business performance in operations. strategy and planning, technology, and finance. As a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Other Product Development & Manufacturing
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Non-Profit Operations
Healthcare Administration - as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of hospitals for 10+years, and as... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Worked in Accounting and Finance in large corporations including assignments as division CFO for two manufacturing... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
Naval officer, manufacturing manager, finance manager, strategy director, alliance marketing manager, corporate... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Mentoring Skills: Sales, Marketing,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Technology
I can help with Marketing, Business Startup, succession Planning, Technical topics, and business continuity plans. Read More >
Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Challenges don't seem quite so insurmountable when you have the right support, and I'm committed to doing everything I... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Franchising Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
Management and business development executive specializing in strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, process... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Operations
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
To be able to use my extensive Finance and Risk mitigation experience and help small businesses in the community.... Read More >
Customer Relations Human Resources
At one point in my early career, I attended SCORE business workshops as I started a small, home-based business (prior... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Franchising Human Resources Operations Strategy & Planning
My professional experience includes working with Franchisors helping people become franchise owners, support their... Read More >
Non-Profit Operations
I can help an individual form a nonprofit saving thousands of dollars. I can provide personal coaching to Executive... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I am currently Visiting Faculty at Miami University Ohio in the Business Commerce Department. I have spent twenty five... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Batteries Plus. 10 years. Business owner. Sales, operations, personnel, business management Jones the Florist. 8 years... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Mentoring Skills: Business Strategy... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help improve business performance in marketing, new product development and commercialization, operations, sales... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Professional background: • In 25 years as a turnaround manager, Ed has been president and CEO of over 20 different... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I have recently retired and would like the opportunity to utilize the knowledge I've gained over 34 years in industry... Read More >