SCORE is a free advisory service offered to small business. If you have a new business idea, have just started your new venture, or have an established business, we can help. SCORE is a team of seasoned business professionals who have decided to “give back” to the community by offering their experience, expertise and skills free to people who need help.

We have counseled hundreds of local entrepreneurs, small business owners and managers, and people who would like to be their own boss.

Use the links on our site to contact us, or call: 845.339.0468.

Here's are some of the many testimonials we've received at our SCORE Chapter.

10/24/19

Email from Sarah:

Todd and Rose,
There are times in my life when I marvel at how I am being carried.
Saturday, I launch the business services of my business and help people begin to connect what they can do as businesses to support our youth.
The launch event is a Crime Prevention Summit that Community Allies has turned into a cross-cultural problem-solving session between community members, businesses, and youth. City and county leaders will be in attendance as will other politicians and business leaders.
So having you on my team this week was a total gift.
I have been a ball of nerves with all that is unfolding, rather quickly, and to be on this journey with you on my team means the world to me.
I will keep you posted on how the Summit turns out.
Thank you for walking with me over these years of so much transition and so many new beginnings - through all of the various aspects and complexities of creating a coherent business that does the work I want it to do in the world.
I carry your words and your presence with me regularly and am so grateful to know you are with me through these endeavors.
I hope your weeks have been great."
Sarah Hobson, Ph.D.
President
Community Allies, LLC.

08/15/2018  Chanelle Carver
It was a good experience. My mentors listened to me, affirmed me, challenged me, and encouraged me to focus on what I can do now and to rest assured that the ideas I am putting on the backburner right now still have potential. I know that I am more prepared than I was when first accepted into NYS SEAP.

 
07/27/2018  jacqueline vigotty
Todd Li was prompt to set up a meeting at a convenient place for me and extremely helpful with his knowledge and advise.
 
07/12/2018  KIMBERLIE DYKEMAN
Eric is sharp, insightful, and encouraging. His experience speaks for itself- but he not only shows enthusiasm for helping others, but knows how to present new ideas, guidance and reality checks!
 
05/11/2018  Donna Trast
I think the website is excellent with all the great resources and webinars which I am listening to as many as I can to start and run my business. I am also thrilled to have someone as a mentor who can help guide and offer advice and it's for free which is even better. Great program.
 
04/23/2018  Debbie  Luna-Cerasaro
Rose is fabulous!!!! Her passion to help me with what I needed  (helping me name my business; networking suggestions; helping with my fear of presentations and more) was from the minute I sat down. She didn’t just tell me about something (such as Toastmasters) she explained the whys.. other people have shared information but she makes paints a picture that actually sticks with me. I felt like we connected immediately!
I was hoping I would get a survey soon, because I really wanted to share how
 
04/10/2018  Alixandra Foisy
Jan is the most wonderful person and mentor. I have appreciated her upbeat and positive nature that is paired with real skills
 
Ken McGloin
Music Director
Face the Music

"How would you like to be in a room with seasoned, successful professionals who are offering to help you build your company, and that don’t want this meeting to be a one-off, but for the process to continue until your company has reached it’s organizational goals? ….. and this service is free!Over the years our company has had many growing pains, and we recently reached a plateau. We’ve tried consultants, marketing experts, hiring sales reps and even a cold call company; nothing has  really hit the mark for us. A friend suggested I reach out to SCORE about business advice. After contact they assessed our needs and put together a customized team (including a VP in our field) who understood our challenges. We’ve been working with this team for about a year and a half. In the meetings we decide together what to work on and what to do before our next meeting.  Our work has included sales presentations, marketing outreach, and explorations into what’s happening with our company and bouncing it off the team. We’ve had a better year this year than last, and SCORE is an important ingredient in the work we’ve done. I highly recommend them to young or old business entrepreneurs."

Eric Sazer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Since mid 2015, I’ve been mulling over ways to get my business off the ground. I’ve paid large sums of money and invested hours of of my time only for my business to plateau. Since working with the advisors at SCORE, I’ve gained so much clarity and offered numerous actionable steps. I’m certain that  my business is now on the right track towards profitability and notoriety. Thank you SCORE for all you support.

 
William P. Pape                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I came to SCORE with a new idea for my law practice and received an open, encouraging response from my counselor, Eric Solomon, immediately.  He gave me both encouragement and advice, and followed up with a connection to a retired lawyer for additional advice.  Both reviewed a new website I set up and gave me some important recommendations.  The biggest thing I received, however, was encouragement, besides the objective advice.  You should always go to family, friends or colleagues for help, but for a fresh look and objective advice, SCORE provides an important resource for business people who want to test ideas."
 
 
Julia Santos Solomon - President Julia Santos Solomon, Inc                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SCORE is an amazing program. I've had extraordinary one-on-one mentoring for my business, in areas like marketing and sales which are essential for the success of any business, but I had little understanding of them. The mentors are knowledgeable, patient and happy to share a lifetime of experience. It's a free program which is remarkable, because it's accessible to start-up businesses who really need the help. I highly recommend SCORE
 
 
 
 
Lynn Bondar

Creative Director, Lynn Bondar Graphic Design                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Marvin Moscowitz and John Grant intuitively understand my business and give me the appropriate guidance I need to be successful. Every time I meet with them, I make quantum leaps in achieving my goals. They help me formulate concrete steps from my conceptual business ideas. They also help me realize that I already have the skills and talent, and assist me in developing the confidence to move forward.
Yes, you may put my name on it.
 
 
Ruthe S. Nelson

President

The Studion For Creativee Leaderhip, Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What a gift the professional people who volunteer their services for SCORE have been to me. You helped me to clarify a new direction and then advised me on marketing. You worked with me in a way that truly made sense. I felt like I had a partner who cared. I can't thank you enough for all the help you have been.
 
 
Hello Eric and John,
Thanks so much for all of yur help. We bought the Hoot Owl and are in full swing with trying to get it up and running. We set up facebook and instagram accounts which have already become popular with the locals who are excited to see this place come back to life.
Follow us here! And feel free to share!
Thanks,
Arif