SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.

Jump-start your business idea with SCORE SimpleSTEPS Series Workshops.  Successful and experienced executives will help you reach a “go or no go” decision for starting a business.

Make a smart start.  Attend the SCORE SimpleSTEPS Series Workshops and begin your journey for small business success.

SimpleSTEPS will be back in September, 2021! Seats are limited. Enroll now!

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  • Dates: Every Tuesday from Sep 28 to Oct 19, 2021
  • Time: 6 to 9PM
  • Location: DMACC (Ankeny Campus) Room 212
  • CRN# 14762

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SCORE SimpleSTEPS Series Workshops

Do you have an idea for starting a new business?

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Steps to Starting a Business

Connect with a local SCORE mentor to get free small business advice.
We are located at: RE/MAX Complex, 6600 University Ave, Rm 156, Des Moines, IA 50324
Please call the number below to set up an appointment with a SCORE Mentor: 515-274-8593


Find a Mentor

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, dreamers, and optimists.  No mountain is too high or idea too wild for those with a can-do attitude and a sense of adventure.  But, statistics show that 50% of new small businesses no longer exist after five years. Entrepreneurs face many legal challenges that can make it hard to keep the doors open.  Things like tax problems or disadvantageous leases can distract business owners from focusing on clients and sales.  Join us for a discussion of the most common legal issues that entrepreneurs face along with some practical tips for how to avoid them, so you can focus on doing what you do best – growing your business.

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