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SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. 

JIM HUBBARD, SCORE Chapter Vice Chair has provided expert advice to Entrepreneurs at SBA and ISBDC events in Gary, Michigan City, and Munster. An HR professional, lawyer and corporate executive with experience in Business Planning, Policies, and Procedures, Jim meets weekly with SCORE clients and volunteers, providing free, confidential and trusted advice.

PHIL BAINSCORE Certified Mentor, has been advising business owners in Valparaiso for more than 25 years. As a business and marketing professional, his years of experience have benefited countless entrepreneurs and business owners. Phil has served as chair of the Northwest Indiana Chapter and continues to offer one-on-one assistance to those interested in starting-up or improving their business. 

SCORE MENTORS  are available to make presentations and offer business advice to your group or organization. Meet with local business groups to share insights and experience as an entrepreneur. Certified Business Mentors shown are Bill Herring, Jane Szymczak, and Ron Bush who can meet with you to discuss your business ideas.The Chapter was recently recognized by Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE, and Steve Records,VP of Field Operations, for their Leadership in 2015 and was designated as a Platinum Chapter for overall excellence in services provided in NW Indiana.

SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 40 years and has a network of over 13,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs. As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals. These SCORE mentors will help you start and grow your business through free and confidential business advice online and in person. Start now by choosing one of the options below: