Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE – Chicagoland Area Counselor’s to America’s Small Business

The Business & Career Institute welcomes SCORE to our Oak Forest Center.

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is an organization made up of business experts who know first-hand about the demands of new business development. It provides workshops, mentoring and consulting to small businesses. SCORE experts volunteer their time to help people who are thinking of going into business and need help to make it happen!

The SCORE business expert who comes to the Oak Forest Center will help you by serving as a sounding board, create and implement a plan, and answer questions about a wide range of concerns.

A SCORE volunteer is at our Oak Forest Center on Wednesday mornings by appointment. To learn more or to register for a mentoring session go to their website,

To register for a mentoring appointment, follow the link to Sign Up Now and under the South Suburban area list, choose Oak Forest – South Suburban College

South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute often offers workshops in conjunction with SCORE that are valuable to small businesses. Some are geared toward start-ups and others for continuing growth and success.

SCORE Workshop Series

SCORE offers a series of practical workshops about the essentials of starting a business. Topics are:

  1. How to Really Start Your Business
  2. Plan for Business Success
  3. Financials
  4. Show Me the Money
  5. Marketing
  6. Social Media

For information about SCORE and the Business & Career Institute, please contact Nancy Burrows at (708) 596-2000, ext. 3258.