There’s a volunteer Certified SCORE TC Mentor to fit every business and every question. And it’s all free!

SCORE TC in northwest Michigan is rated #7 in the country, comprised of 45 local volunteer business men and women, both employed and retired, who give time and energy in support of emerging entrepreneurs and the growing businesses of our region.

Our Mission

Foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.  We pair experienced business people with entrepreneurs to mentor them through their business development and growth.

Our Vision

Every person has the support necessary to thrive as a small business owner.

Our Mentors

Your local SCORE Traverse City mentors are current and retired business men and women who volunteer their time to support and grow small businesses in northern Michigan.  SCORE mentors will meet face-to-face with clients to provide guidance and advice on how to start a small business or grow an existing business.  Entrepreneurs are paired with experts experienced in accounting, legal issues, business planning, marketing, distribution, selling and acquisitions, etc.   

SCORE Traverse City mentors have learned valuable lessons in their careers and are willing to give of their time and share this knowledge and insight with others who need confidential business guidance.  We want to help start up companies and 2nd and 3rd tier established businesses to thrive in our community.  

SCORE Mentoring is available at the following places and days:

  • The SCORE TC office at the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, 202 E. Grandview Parkway in Traverse City, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (AM).


  • The Traverse Area District Public Library, 610 Woodmere Avenue in Traverse City, on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.


Other dates, times and places may be scheduled by appointment.