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Welcome to the Southeastern Illinois SCORE Chapter

The Southeastern Illinois SCORE Chapter No. 0706, located in Charleston, Ill., was initially organized in 2005 as a branch of Decatur Illinois SCORE Chapter #296. The Southeastern Illinois Chapter is jointly sponsored by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Illinois University’s Lumpkin College of Business & Applied Sciences, Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The SCORE office is located in Lumpkin Hall, Room 3106, on EIU’s campus in Charleston.

The SCORE counselors of the Southeastern Illinois Chapter are skilled business owners, educators, and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to counsel small business owners and potential small business owners regarding business practices to help them achieve success.

The objective of our Chapter is to provide business consulting services support to entrepreneurs in Southeastern Illinois. The Chapter’s skilled volunteer business counselors will assist businesses in defining and executing practices and procedures to promote establishment and growth of their business. The service may be made available through face-to-face contact or online using the internet. SCORE counselors provide counsel and guide the client’s project analysis to develop actions and to implement the client’s decisions. SCORE counselors can provide in-depth, industry-specific business assistance to help evaluate a business idea or plan, to stimulate business growth and to ensure long-term stability.

Check out the links on the left for more information about SCORE!

Upcoming Events

How to Start a Business

The next class will be held Thursday, February 24, 2011, in Charleston at the City Hall basement meeting room. The session will run from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. The office is located at 520 Jackson Ave, Charleston. Please call 217-581-2913 for more information or click here to register online. Click here to download the How to Start a Business flyer.