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

Erie-SCORE celebrating over 45 years of service to the community is located in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. It has more than 30 volunteers who provide FREE confidential mentoring to small business and non-profit groups in Erie, Meadville,Venango and Clarion Counties and Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Its members have held positions in almost 50 different local companies and have experience in numerous business and management disciplines.  The volunteers of the chapter participated in over 370 mentoring sessions in 2012 with more than 130 new clients. In 2009, Erie-SCORE was recognized as one of the top 10 chapters in the United States.

Free Mentoring: To send an on-line request for mentoring,
Email Here and an experienced mentor will contact you to set up an appointment, or call 1-814-871-5650  and we will send you a request for mentoring form in the mail.

SCORE is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration which provides numerous services to small business including guaranteeing loans from local banks.
SCORE can counsel you on how to present your business to the bank/SBA in applying for a loan. To connect to the SBA National web site click here


We have had a long term mentoring relationship with SCORE that has directly resulted in increased sales and employment levels.

— Robin Scheppner
American Tinning and Galvanizing Co.


I am very appreciative of the advice I have received from my SCORE counselor. We have had several meetings over the past few years, where we discussed staffing issues, strategic planning and directional issues for our non-profit organization. I believe that the House of Healing is a stronger organization as a result of our combined efforts.

— Sister Stephanie Schmidt, OSB
House of Healing