Business Advice and Mentoring

SCORE’s more than 11,000 business experts provide you with free, confidential, ongoing mentoring, counsel, advice and business guidance by sharing real-world advice and know-how. Our mentors come from every business sector and have substantial skills. The 60+ business volunteers in the Buffalo Niagara chapter live and work in the 8 Western New York counties that we serve. We have many decades of real business experience to share with you. For example we can:

• Help you start a business
• Advise on writing a business plan
• Answer a business question
• Solve a business problem
• Advise on how to obtain business funding
• Help you grow your business
• Be a part of your business advisory group
• Assist you in being a successful entrepreneur

Connect with SCORE - you can:
• Make an appointment to meet with us in person

Ask for mentoring via email

Buffalo Niagara SCORE volunteers provide face-to-face mentoring at locations throughout the 8 counties of Western New York. You can meet with a volunteer in a location convenient to your workplace, or your home. You can use our self-service system to make an appointment at Buffalo, Clarence, Kenmore, and North Tonawanda. Click on the Schedule Now button for these locations.

This table describes our locations and provides phone numbers and links for making appointments and for contacting us.

Western New York  (Buffalo)

     SBA Office

Niagara Center
Room 540
130 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202

By Appointment

Use our self
appointment system

Mon to Fri


Schedule now


Northeast Erie    County


Clarence Chamber of Commerce

8899 Main Street, Ste. 4, Corner of Shimerville Rd 
Clarence, NY 14031

By Appointment

Use our self
appointment system

Third Thursday of month 

9AM, 10AM,11AM

Schedule now


Northwest Erie    County


Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce

3411 Delaware Avenue     Kenmore,NY 14217

By Appointment

Use our self
appointment system

Second Wednesday of month

    4PM, 5PM, 6PM

Schedule now


Niagara County

(North Tonawanda)

North Tonawanda Library

505 Meadow Drive North Tonawanda, NY 14120

By Appointment

Use our self
appointment system

Third Wednesday of month

    4PM, 5PM6PM

Schedule now


Allegany County


Wellsville Chamber of Commerce

114 N Main St Wellsville, NY 14895

By Appointment

Second Thursday of month



Allegany County


Houghton College

One Willard Ave Houghton, NY 14744

By Appointment

Fourth Thursday of month



Cattaraugus County


Olean Federal Credit Union

1201 Wayne St Olean, NY 14760

By Appointment

First Thursday of month


716-372-6607 X165

Cattaraugus County

(St Bonaventure)

St. Bonaventure University

3261 W State Rd St Bonaventure, NY 14778

By Appointment

Third Thursday of month



Genesee County 



Genesee County Career Center
Batavia One Stop

687 East Main St., Suite 100
Batavia, NY 14020

Call for Appointment

Third Wednesday of month

9AM,10AM, 11AM


Orleans County 


Albion One-Stop

458 West Ave Albion, NY 14411

By Appointment

Fourth Tuesday



Wyoming County


Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

6470 Route 20Aentrance on east side of building
Perry, NY 14530

By Appointment

Second Thursday



ALTERNATIVE Locations and Times: If none of these times and locations work for you, you may use this link to our “Request Form” to request a meeting. Let us know when and where you might be able to meet and give as much detail as reasonable to help us to find the right mentor for you.

Request Form

EMAIL MENTORING: Use this link to search the online SCORE email mentor team to find volunteers who are sharing their experience and knowledge using our email mentoring system.

Email Mentoring

CONTACT: If you just want to get in touch with us, please use this “Contact Form” link to send us a message.

Contact Form


Call us:
Call the SBA Office at 716-551-4301 or use our 716-253-1130 Voicemail number that you can call any time of the day or night with a question.

• Be sure to tell us what you want
• Give us your contact information
• It helps if you speak slowly and clearly
• Our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible

We look forward to working with you! SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All counseling is free, neutral and confidential. Volunteer counselors are experienced owners or managers of businesses that volunteer their time to help small businesses succeed. SCORE has mentored more than 9 million entrepreneurs and small businesses since 1964.

In our 50 year history SCORE:

• Has helped over 10,000,000 clients
• Serves about 500,000 clients every year

Meet Face to Face

We'll connect with you local SCORE chapter and get you connected with right mentor.

Find An Email Mentor

"You can search for SCORE email mentors by Area of Business, Industry or skill and then browse their profiles by to find the one that's right for your business."

Browse our mentors profile and choose one thats right for you.