Fort Wayne SCORE - Call 260-422-2601

We Provide Northeast Indiana

With The Professional Advice

And Tools To Help Businesses Thrive!

We are partnering with SBA accredited micro-lender  Brightpoint (formally CANI), sharing clients, and working together on Workshops.

Ivy Tech Corporate College is also a partner in conducting a separate set of  Workshops.


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Chapter 50 has set up a new service BY Veterans For Veterans.

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Check with Patti at the Fort Wayne office  260-422-2601 for latest details and registration






Want to Start Your Own Business?? This may be the most important email of your life!



July 29, 2015



Do you know what it really takes to start and run your own business?


HOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS is a FREE 3 hour Workshop designed to give you the tools, information and advice you need!

Workshop outline:

  • Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship
  • Legal Business Structures
  • Lean Canvas business evaluation tool
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Tools and Cash Flow
  • Small Business Financing
  • Funding Sources and Strategy


What you will learn:

This comprehensive and easy to understand workshop will provide you with the basic steps you need to take to:

  • Understand why businesses fail and how to avoid the pitfalls.
  • Find out what it really takes to succeed in your own business
  • Research your idea, get the necessary permits and find funding.
  • Decide on an appropriate organizational structure and the basics of a marketing, financial and business plan.
  • Decide on an appropriate legal business structure.


Who should attend?

HOW TO START YOUR BUSINESS is a "Must Go" for all new businesses and start-ups...existing businesses will walk away with a new perspective; bring your questions.


When:                        July 29, 2015 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Where:                       IVY Tech North Campus

                                   3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne, IN

                                   Keith Busse Tech Center, Lecture Hall


Reserve your space now! Preregister with Patti Fouts by phone at 260-422-2601 or by email at 

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business - Evaluate Your Ideas & Create a Plan

You Tube Video - by Score National

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This could be You - take the time to view this Video.

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               Fort Wayne Office

               PNC Bank Building

               110 W. Berry St.

               Suite LL101

               Fort Wayne, IN 46802



               Kendallville Branch

               Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce

               122 S. Main St.

               Kendallville, IN 46755



                Angola Branch

                One University Avenue
                Trine University Innovation One Building
                Angola, IN 46703



Local Supporters

Fort Wayne SCORE's services would not be possible without the support of the following:


English Bonter Mitchell Foundation

Fort Wayne Metals Inc.

Howard P. Arnold Foundation

Lincoln Financial Foundation

Olive B. Cole Foundation

Steel Dynamics Foundation

Sweetwater Sound Inc.

Vera Bradley Foundation