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Dubuque Area SCORE Chapter 0347

Assisting, via counselors/mentors, small businesses in business plans, startups, expansions, success and liquidations.


Dubuque Area SCORE Chapter 0347, helps entrepreneurs by having classes, roundtables and counselors/mentors available to assist them, face to face, in their efforts to achieve their business dreams. SCORE National has email and online counseling. SCORE works with their clients to help them determine if they have the initiative to start a business, if they have sufficient financing or what other efforts can be done to help them secure financing.  Business plans are extremely important for small business success.  This is one of the more enlightening efforts in starting a new business.  SCORE helps clients in learning how to manage a business, business research, what is HR, what are the laws for HR, insurance, certification, taxes and business structure.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Business Plan Training
  • Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • International Market Research
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Management Issues and Training

  • General Employment Law Advice
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Information
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Mentoring
  • Recruiting Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Assistance in Finding Debt Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Equity Funding
  • Assistance in Finding Government Funding
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Brownfield Tax Credits
  • Consulting
  • Energy Loan Fund
  • Equity Providers
  • Financial Assistance for International Trade Shows
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Individual Development Accounts
  • Insurance Information
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Government Compliance Assistance
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Information, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Purchasing a Business


  • Advertising
  • Brochure Design
  • Census Data
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development
  • Research (Domestic Markets)
  • Research (International Markets)
  • Student Provided Research
  • Web Site Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Advising
  • Bonding
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance Assistance
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark & Copyright Information


  • Annual Budget
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Management
  • Business Plan
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • E-Commerce: Doing Business on the Web
  • Financial Resources for Non-Retail Business
  • Financial Statements
  • Health & Safety
  • Home-Based Business
  • International Trade
  • Marketing Plan

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise


  • Mentoring Program

Human Resources

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring, Retention & Education
  • Policies & Procedures
Contact Information
Craig Hanson
2750 First Avenue NE
Suite 350
Dubuque, IA 52002