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SCORE Business Counseling

SCORE provides free, in-depth business counseling for business owners and small businesses. SCORE provides assistance with starting a business, writing a business plan, and helps successful firms in planning for expansion.
Score is a volunteer, non-profit association affiliated with the Small Business Administration. 
Score has a branch office onsite at SIBL, Business Library, with a main office downtown at Federal Plaza. (see other locations below).

Send an email to  to schedule a counseling meeting by Skype!

Score has a Veteran's Entrepreneurship Program. Click for details! 

SCORE at SIBL: Free, on site services available daily.  One on one appointments:
Monday 11 a.m.-5 p.m,  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Friday & *Saturday 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.  

*-No Saturday Appointments available in June, July, and August*

The SCORE office is room 49, lower level of SIBL (188 Madison Avenue corner 34th street) near the Financial Literacy Central desk.

Ask at the far end of the Altman Desk, near Job Search Central.  Information Services staff can help with making an appointment.

  • Appointments can be made any time SIBL is open
  • Appointments for in-person service must be made in person.
  • For further information call (212) 592-7033
  • NYC Score Website at

SCORE Workshops & seminars offered at low cost

SCORE NYC counselors can help you succeed in business by offering FREE advice and counseling on:

• Selecting a legal structure
• Securing funding
• Preparing a business plan
• Developing marketing and sales strategies
• Working in international trade
• Using internet and web site facilities
• Leveraging blogs and social networks

• Buying or selling a business
• Learning the ins and outs of a particular business
• Choosing a specific branch of an industry
• Understanding day-to-day operations of a particular business
• Managing business operations and personnel
• Learning about not-for-profit organizations
• Advising about various SBA programs and their availability

Other SCORE offices in New York City and State

Headquarters offering seminars, resources (books and videos):
26 Federal Plaza, Room 3100,
(Use Duane St. Entrance)
New York, NY 10278
(212) 264-4507
(212) 264-4963 (fax)
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday Friday, 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
No appointment necessary.
World Wide Web:

SCORE- Is my Business eligible?

Any small business can obtain free, confidential help. Whether considering starting your own business, have a business that is experiencing problems, are ready to expand, or need some other type of advice, SCORE can help.

SCORE Services at Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
For appointments call (718) 623-7000 ext.3; Open Monday & Friday 10 am-2 pm Tuesday 1pm-9 pm, Wednesday & Thursday 1pm-4pm

SCORE Staten Island
c/o Independence Community Bank
1550 Richmond Road
Staten Island, New York 10304
(718) 727-1221
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
World Wide Web:

851 Grand Concourse, Room 123
The Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718) 590-6252
Telephone for appointment
Hours: Thursday Only: 10 AM - 4 PM

SCORE Newark
c/o SBA, 2 Gateway Center, 15th Floor
Newark, NJ 07105-5003
Tel: (973) 645-3982
Fax: (973) 645-2375
Mon thru Fri: 9:00am-2:00pm
World Wide Web:

SCORE Nassau County
Adelphi University, Bus. & Mgmt School, Room 321
Garden City, NY 11530
Tel: (516) 877-4645
World Wide Web:

SCORE Huntington
c/o Chamber of Commerce
151 West Carver Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(516) 423-6100

SCORE Brookhaven
3233 Route 112, Medford, NY 11763
Tel: (516) 451-6563
Fax: (631) 451-6925
Open Friday 10 am - 1 pm
World Wide Web:

SCORE Westchester
c/o NYS Dept. of Labor, 120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914) 948-3907
Fax: (914) 948-4645
World Wide Web:

SCORE Rockland Counties
c/o Union State Bank, 4 North Main Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Tel: (845) 426-1206

SCORE Putnam
c/o PCEDC, 34 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
Tel: (845) 225-6030
Fax: (845) 225-7311

SCORE Orange County
c/o Child Care Services
40 Matthew street, Goshen, NY 10924
Tel: (845) 567-6229
Fax: (845) 567-6271

SCORE Ulster
Business Resource Center, One Development Court, Room 101
Kingston, NY 12401
Tel: (845) 339-0468
Fax: (845) 339-0780
e -mail:
Open Wednesday & Thursday: 9 AM - Noon
World Wide Web:

SCORE Dutchess County
c/o Chamber of Commerce
1 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(914) 454-1700