Small Business HelpScoreBergen, is the Bergen County, New Jersey, chapter of SCORE, a non-profit national organization made up of more 13,000 volunteers dedicated to helping emerging and existing small businesses maximize their potential for success by providing free, confidential, professional business counseling and low-fee workshops.

Our Counselors

ScoreBergen has more than 40 counselors. All are active, semi-retired or retired executives who have either achieved top-level positions in major firms or have owned and operated their own small- to mid-size companies.

They have expertise in such areas as:

  • Business Planning & Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Construction
  • Legal Issues
  • Franchising 
  • Computer Applications
  • Finance  
  • Wholesale/Retail
  • Technical Services
  • Education
  • Accounting
  • Manufacturing
  • Human Relations
  • Import/Export

Our Services

We help aspiring entrepreneurs launch their companies and small business owners solve problems. Our seasoned counselors work with clients who need expert, real-world advice on:

  • Setting up a business—at home or outside
  • Securing financing
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Purchasing a franchise
  • Marketing their products/services more effectively
  • Boosting sales
  • Building their client/customer base
  • Understanding their company’s financial issues
  • Minimizing debt
  • Improving profitability
  • Dealing with personnel issues
  • Resolving partnership problems
  • Expanding or downsizing

                                    ….and much more!


Counseling sessions take place on Friday mornings in Hackensack. Other hours can often be arranged if this is inconvenient. Appointments are required. To set a date for counseling, please call us or submit a request by e-mail. There is never a fee for counseling.

We also conduct affordable workshops on a variety of important business-related issues  Please visit ourworkshops page for a schedule and description of upcoming seminars.