Central Illinois SCORE is proud to serve the business community of Central Illinois.  We are an active chapter and have many skilled volunteers. The counselors of Central Illinois SCORE are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help potential and existing small business owners achieve success.  Our counselors abide by a strict code of ethics to ensure the confidential discussion of the issues facing your small business.

Client service is the objective of Central Illinois SCORE and our volunteer business counselors are dedicated to providing the best possible service. Face-to-face or online, the counselors of Central Illinois SCORE are able and willing to aid in the success of small business. SCORE counselors provide you with in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, stimulate business growth and ensure long-term stability.

A Greeting From Our Chairman


Greetings from the Central Illinois SCORE Chapter. As “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” we are a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.  SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Whether you are just starting a business or expanding an established business, SCORE business counselors are here to help you succeed.  We can review your business plan, discuss a new idea or tackle a business problem.

There is no charge [i.e. FREE] for small business counseling, no matter how many sessions are needed. Each session will last about one hour. We will continue to be interested in your progress, so follow-on sessions are encouraged. Small business counseling is available to all U.S. citizens.

SCORE has nearly 400 chapters nationwide with over 10,000 volunteers available in the United States and territories.  We have many resources available to help you to be successful in your dream. We have more than 20 counselors in our Central Illinois SCORE Chapter.  With years of business experience, we can provide individual or team help in many areas in order for you to succeed.   These resources are available in workshops, classes, printed materials, websites both for SCORE, SBA, Illinois and with our web site plus many service partners.

Our SCORE office serves Livingston, Grundy, LaSalle and McLean counties in Central Illinois.