Message from Margo Weitekamp, Chair of SCORE for Southeastern Connecticut (SECT)@

Welcome to SECT SCORE!  If you are looking for free business advice and ongoing mentoring to help you start up a new business or improve the results of your current small business, you’ve come to the right place.


We have over 40 business professionals who volunteer their time to help build small businesses in our community. SCORE volunteers love the ‘business of business’, and they believe in the power of small businesses to drive our local economy and to inspire innovation.  


Running a business is challenging; but you are not alone. SCORE has helped many entrepreneurs in “start-up” mode, as well as owners of established small businesses by providing them with ideas and guidance to grow their business.


Southeastern Connecticut SCORE® is a non-profit resource partner of the SBA, chartered by the US Congress in 1964 to offer free business counseling to the public.  Education is also an important part of our focus. We offer over 35 workshops a year covering topics from business basics, managing your finances, digital marketing and social media, to franchising, preparing business plans, and more.


Please continue to enjoy our website, reach out to us to find a mentor, or to become a mentor. Southeastern Connecticut SCORE is here for you and your business. 


Click the link at the bottom of this page to receive updates on free workshops and events in your area.



Margo Weitekamp


Our Southeastern Connecticut Chapter has nine branches to serve your needs. Each branch offers the same free and confidential counseling for small businesses.

Initially, you will meet with two or three counselors for one hour. Subsequent counseling sessions can be with those counselors or, if you have specific needs, other counselors can be called upon. Subsequent counseling sessions can also be conducted outside the normal hours, pending counselor availability.

The following are our branch locations and available counseling days and hours. Contact Us for your free face-to-face mentoring session at the location most convenient to you. All locations are by appointment only. Please call 860-388-9508 to obtain free counseling at one of our nine Southeastern Connecticut locations:

Essex Area: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:00-12:00 pm at Essex Library, 33 West Avenue

Guilford Area: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am at Guilford Police Station, Safety Complex Community Room, 400 Church Street

Madison Area: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays, 9:15-11:15 am at Liberty Bank, 859 Boston Post Road

Middletown Area: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm at Middlesex United Way, Suite 230, Court Street, 100 Riverview Center

Mystic Area: Peoples Bank, The Mystic Packer Building, 12 Roosevelt Avenue, Ground Floor

New London Area: Thursdays, 10:00-2:00 pm, Ground Floor, New London Public Library, 63 Huntington Street

Norwich Area: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00 pm at Dime Bank Corporate Office; or 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Three Rivers Community College, Main Campus, 574 New London Turnpike

Old Saybrook Area: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:00-1:00 pm, Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Road

Waterford Area: Every Tuesday, 11:00-1:00 pm at Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, 914 Hartford Turnpike (Route 85)