Orange County Chapter 465

face to Face counseling

Schedule a free, confidential, face-to-face meeting.

Each consultation is confidential and you will meet with  our experienced counselors.



Workshop schedule

Review our current workshop schedule.

Attend a live workshop, where all of your business questions will be answered by a business expert.

Workshops are taught by industry experts.


online counseling

If you can’t make it into our Orange County NY office for counseling, take advantage of SCORE’s free email counseling service.

Have access to over 12,000 counselors online.


business resources

Links to business resource web sites that will help you start a business or  grow an existing business.                .

Whether starting or growing these resources will help.


Score #465

SCORE is a nonprofit association that aids the formation, growth and success of America’s small businesses. 

Nationwide, over 12,000 volunteer business experts donate their skills, experience and insights through free, confidential counseling.

This website represents Orange County NY Chapter #465.

Click here to learn more about our new Entrepreneurial Success Program

Business Goals

If your goal is to open a small business or grow your existing business, chances are you have many questions.

If you haven’t already, sooner or later you may be wondering:

  • How do I go about getting a business loan?
  • Where are good places to advertise?
  • Should I be a sole proprietor, or should I form a corporation?
  • What should my pricing formula be?
  • Can my community support another business like mine?
  • Should I run the business from home or rent space?
  • Where will I find suppliers?
  • Should I trademark my business name?
  • Is my product marketable online?
  • Should I have an attorney review all my documentation?
  • How do I create a business plan?
  • Where can I get money for my business?
  • How can I expand my existing business?
  • What is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor?
  • Where and how can I get a grant to expand my business?
  • What type of insurance is appropriate for my business?

Business Advice

The Orange Chapter of SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business.

Peruse the resources of this web site, or join us face-to-face by attending a workshop, or meeting one-on-one with one of our counselors.