SCORE, an organization that provides free business mentoring, set a record for providing help in Maine last year, the group said.

SCORE Maine provided mentoring to 4,300 entrepreneurs and small-business owners in the state, the organization said, and also delivered 108 webinars to 2,300 participants.

The requests for help from business mentors were driven at least in part by the pandemic, which posed unique obstacles to both startups and existing businesses, said Dan Reed, a spokesman for the organization.

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