Buffalo Niagara SCORE

Serving the 8 counties of Western NY

Free, Real-World Business Advice to Help Your Business Succeed !!

SCORE is America’s premier small business counseling organization since 1964. Our mission is to help you
achieve your business goals. The 50+ volunteers of Buffalo Niagara SCORE have many decades of real-world
business experience to share with you as part of a national network of over 11,000. SCORE’s experienced bus-
iness mentors provide general business advice on every aspect of business planning, start-up, management
and growth.
The volunteers of SCORE Chapter 45 are ready to share their extensive and valuable real-world business exp-
erience to help you start, grow and enhance your business. Our SCORE business experts can meet with you
in person, we can answer questions by phone and we can answer questions by email. 
Use this link to connect with a SCORE volunteer.

Get free and confidential mentoring at Buffalo Chapter from 50+ mentors with decades of experience.

In Erie County and Buffalo, face-to-face business counseling is available at the Main Buffalo office (typically Monday - Friday 10, 11 and Noon by appointment only):
540 Niagara Center
130 South Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

Use this link to book a Buffalo appointment online using our SCORE-cast Client Appointment system

Other Counties: also by appointment -

  • For Allegany, telephone Belmont (585-268-7605) or Wellsville (585-593-5080) or Houghton (585-567-9200)
  • For Cattaraugus (Olean, 716-372-6607)
  • For Genesee (Batavia, 585-343-9550)
  • For Orleans (Albion, 585-589-5335)
  • For Wyoming (Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, 585-237-0230)

Attend an in-person local workshop or any of the 100+ online webinars available with 24/7 instant access.

We present low-cost workshops covering business and pre-business topics such as Marketing, Finance, Business Plans, Taxes, Insurance and Legal structures. Many workshops are under $40; all workshops are always free to veterans!

Use our experts' best known practices with 500+ templates & tools to start and grow your business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies and much more.

Chapter 45 counselors login to SCORECast here.