About Us

About the National Organization

SCORE was created in 1964 by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide management assistance to Small Businesses. As an independent non-profit association, operating with SBA funding, SCORE works with the SBA and other agencies to strengthen local and national economies by promoting the success of small businesses.

SCORE is an association of volunteer business counselors, providing professional guidance through a national network of 389 chapters consisting of over 11,500 volunteers. Since 1964 SCORE served more than 4.5 million clients with more than 1.2 million volunteer hours.

We encourage you to visit the national website at www.score.org, where you will find information posted for existing and aspiring small business owners, regarding services and activities of the Association.

About Monadnock SCORE Chapter 379

SCORE Chapter 379 is located in Keene, NH, serving the Monadnock region of southern New Hampshire as well as the Brattleboro area in southern Vermont. We are committed to provide quality business counseling to local residents and businesses by offering free, confidential, counseling.

The Chapter was inaugurated in 1969. Its membership presently consists of professional men and women, some of whom are still in business, and who collectively possess a wide variety of experience and skills.

Our members are committed to sharing their experience and skills with anyone starting or purchasing a business, as well as advising existing small businesses. SCORE counseling services are provided in strict confidence and without cost to the client. SCORE counselors are volunteers dedicated to giving back to the community in which they live. SCORE 379 also has a branch in Brattleboro VT.


We can assist existing businesses cope with expansion problems, downsizing or other ongoing problems. For those interested in starting or buying a business, we can help guide you through the necessary steps to achieve your goals. We invite you to explore our website to learn about SCORE services and how to contact us for counseling.

In addition to counseling, we sponsor seminars covering a variety of topics from Starting a Business to Internet Marketing techniques.

Application for counseling can be easily made on-line or, if necessary, through our office at 34 Mechanic St, in Keene. (Phone: 603-352-0320).

You will be assigned a counselor that has the necessary experience to meet your individual needs.We will mentor a client as many times as necessary to achieve their objectives.

We want to help you succeed and protect your resources with good advice.