Akron SCORE serving Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne Counties

Akron SCORE’s mission is to utilize the business knowledge and skills of its volunteer counselors to successfully guide entrepreneurs and existing small businesses toward their goals in Medina, Portage, Summit and Wayne Counties. The Akron chapter was formed in 1965 and has 70 counseling professionals with diverse business backgrounds. During 2012, Akron SCORE provided services to over 2,700 clients through face-to-face counseling and the 85 business workshops it conducted. All services provided by this SCORE chapter are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful 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.