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SCORE counsels business managers

For those wishing to start a business, improve business operations or who need assistance in managing the business, a certified SCORE counselor will be at the chamber office for counseling every Thursday from 9-11 a.m.

All SCORE services are free of charge, although the Dallas chapter charges minimal fees for its workshops and webinars.

SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses across the nation for more than 40 years and has a network of more than 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, SCORE mentors will help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.

Richardson’s SCORE counselor is Mary K. Cooley, who has extensive experience in leading the development of large computers. Recent experience includes medical devices and transportation communication technologies. Her general areas of expertise include R&D management, new product definition and development, manufacturing NPI, quality product development documentation, B2B marketing, organizational development.

Her education includes:

  • MSEE, University of Wyoming
  • MBA, Marketing, UTD
  • DBA, Strategy & innovation, Capella University

Mary's areas of coaching expertise include

  • Intellectual property
  • Manufacturing & product development
  • Business operations
  • Human resources & internal communications
  • Technology & IT services
  • Sales, marketing & public relations

Click here for more information about Mary.

To schedule a meeting with Mary, you can call the SCORE office at (214) 987-9491 and let them know that you want to meet with Mary at  the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.  You can also go to the SCORE website at and Click on "Search for a Mentor" to request Mary Cooley.  She will get the request and contact you for an appointment.

The Dallas Chapter of SCORE has 75 retired business and community leaders in 15 Dallas offices. For information on upcoming SCORE workshops and webinars, visit

The Dallas Score Chapter offers educational workshops on virtually any subject relating to the operation of a business. You can check the SCORE website for dates/times/location and sign up to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars at the SCORE website at

SCORE is a non-profit organization operated under the direction of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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