About Score Long Island

Welcome to Score Long Island
Providing free advice to businesses on Long Island

A resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

We have over 40 successful retired executives on Long Island who volunteer to help small businesses start and succeed – we do it to give back to the community.  Our services are free and confidential.

One on one business advice – Our retired executives will meet with you individually to help you with your questions on just about anything associated with starting or running a business.  Common issues include legal entities, financing, business plans and marketing.  But many of our clients just like to have somebody impartial to bounce ideas off of.

We have counselors in Hempstead, Hauppauge, Garden City, Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southampton, Hampton Bays, Shirley, Bayshore, Dix Hills, Kings Park, Shoreham, Free Counseling and Advice.  Click here for locations and phone numbers to make an appointment.  Or register online


Workshops – Free at libraries on Long Island.     Sign up or just show up for courses on business basics, writing business plans or marketing for small businesses.  These courses are geared for both existing businesses and people thinking about starting one.  Click here for the our Workshop calendar and course descriptions.

Email counseling – If you have a specific question or issue that you want to run by one of our counselors, you can just “Ask SCORE”  http://longisland.score.org/mentors

SCORE counselors include people who have started and grown their own businesses, bankers, accountants and corporate executives – almost all on Long Island.  This is their way of giving back to the community.  Click here for profiles of some of our counselors.

Free Advice to Long Island Businesses - face to face, workshops, on the phone and by email

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.