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SCORE East Central Iowa

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.


SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries. SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success. Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Community Involvement
  • Small Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Business Planning

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

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
  • Consulting
  • Equity Providers
  • Insurance Information
  • Loan Packaging
  • Loan Providers
  • Tax Credit Assistance
  • Technology Grants

Import Assistance

  • Identification of Foreign Markets

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


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

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Training

Office, Laboratory and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Consulting
  • Site Location Assistance
  • State Tax Credits and Assistance

Tax Services

  • Assistance
  • State Tax Credit Information & Assistance
  • Training

Technical Assistance

  • Computerized Bookkeeping (installation & training)
  • Technical Support
  • Training
  • Website Development


  • 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
  • Home-Based Business
  • International Trade
  • Pre-Business Planning
  • Topics Related to Developing & Maintaining a Small Business

Product Development

  • Auditing
  • Patent Information
  • Product Design & Development
  • Prototype Development

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development


  • Mentoring Program

Human Resources

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring, Retention & Education
  • Policies & Procedures


  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
Contact Information
Craig Hanson
2750 First Avenue NE
Suite 350
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402