This is an online event. 




Business Owners Roundtable -- 02/25/2021 -- C1000 

Peer-to-peer trusted circle of small business
leaders facilitated by experienced SCORE mentors

The SCORE Business Owners Roundtable, now in our 9th year, assists small business owners achieve profitable growth in a wide range of industries.  With 40 active Roundtable members in four groups, participants report they make better decisions, become better leaders, and achieve better results due to the Roundtable experience.

The success of the SCORE Roundtables is built on three guiding principles: 

  • Business owners gain new perspectives and honest feedback from a trusted group of peers.
  • Certified SCORE mentors with distinguished business careers facilitate the peer-to-peer process. 
  • Subject matter experts participate as needed to provide deeper understanding on topics chosen by the Roundtable members.  

Why join a Roundtable? 

The peer-to-peer model works! Benefit from different perspectives from other business owners, who will challenge you, share their insights, cheer you on, and help you achieve success.

Benefit from expertise only another business owner will have to help you successfully pivot, particularly important as we all struggle to recover from Covid-19 effects. 

In a supportive and confidential setting, share your expertise and experience, get help establishing goals for growth, and be accountable to your peers. 

Facilitators are SCORE business mentors with extensive experience as business owners or key executives in a variety of businesses and industries.

Join a community of like-minded business owners  built on trust and mutual support, and expand your network with more than 75 previous SCORE Roundtable members through our alumni group.  

Who should join a Roundtable?

Owners of an established business (any product or service industry) with annual revenues over $100,000. All applicants will be vetted and will be placed in a roundtable with business owners of similar size and stage of growth, including an advanced entrepreneur group for larger companies with revenue over $1 million.


Roundtable series starts February 25. Each Roundtable group typically meets for 7 three hour sessions every three weeks, although the frequency and session times can be modified to meet the needs of members. Roundtable sessions are currently all virtual. In-person meetings will resume as safety guidelines permit, although the many benefits of virtual sessions will be utilized along with the anticipated return to a new normal.

For 7 sessions $350; returning participants $300.

Next Steps

Join a trusted circle of savvy business owners, and in a safe, non-judgmental environment, help each other to improve your businesses. Each roundtable is limited in size to 12 members; we will form multiple groups but each roundtable will have members whose businesses are at a similar size and growth stage. 

Contact Jerry Weinstein (jerry.weinstein@scorevolunteer.org) or Steve Kessler (stephen.kessler@scorevolunteer.org) and let us determine which group best fits you and your business.

Here’s what participants say: 

“An excellent peer outlet to discuss and determine best actions relating to scaling the profit, revenue, processes, and resources associated with my apparel decoration and manufacturing business. A wonderful way to learn from and help other business owners.” Chris Berena, Scrappy Apparel Company  

"Having a network of trusted peers through SCORE Roundtables has been a game-changer. I love getting new ideas and perspectives from business owners who have been through many of the same challenges I'm facing as an entrepreneur." Daniel Fenjves, Upperline Code (Computer Science Education) 

“Running a small business can be a lonely journey. The SCORE business roundtable with its group of like-minded business owners has been an incredible resource. The shared insight, honest feedback and accountability to my stated goals has transformed my business.” Becky Rogoff, Strategic Advisor-Accounting Solutions LLC 

“SCORE's Business Owners Roundtable provides a collaborative, confidential environment to share both successes and struggles with other business owners in a non-judgmental manner. It's an asset that only adds value for any entrepreneur, start-up or small business owner as they learn from one another what works and what’s been tried by others across a multitude of business types in order to help steer one's own business for growth and success.” Russell Grant, Live Shot Media 

Facilitators include:

Steve Kessler, Certified Business Mentor, SCORE NYC
Steve Kessler has a background as a Chief Financial Officer, division general manager with major private and public corporations in consumer goods, publishing, internet and high-growth start-ups. Expertise in business plans, strategic planning and information technology.

Jerry Weinstein, Certified Business Mentor, SCORE NYC
Jerry Weinstein is an experienced corporate leader, owner of several businesses, an outside Board Member and currently involved in two ongoing businesses. He has experience in global and US high-growth businesses, and is committed to peer-to-peer interaction and learning. Jerry has facilitated SCORE NYC Roundtables since their inception. He believes strongly in peer-to-peer Advisory Groups for small businesses at all stages of growth. 

Osy Harrison, Jill Friedlander, PK Ramani, Gary Zaremba, Champa Weinreb