SCORE mentoring

How SCORE Mentoring Can Support Your Business 

May 4, 2022 8:28 am

Running a successful business is incredibly hard work. It means wearing multiple hats all day long and becoming skilled in so many areas, all at once. The process of growing a business may be hard, but it is almost always well worth the love, sweat, and tears that you put into it. 

Thankfully, there are resources that business leaders and owners can tap into to gain support. One of those resources is the SCORE Business Mentoring Program. Let’s take a closer look at this valuable program and how your business can benefit from it. 

What Is SCORE Business Mentoring? 

SCORE, a nonprofit organization is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Their main mission is to help small businesses plan, launch, manage, and grow. 

Imagine having an experienced business expert who is able to suggest practical ideas, brainstorm, problem solve, and guide you through the adjustment periods that all small businesses go through. 

Programs at SCORE meet the business owners where they are at in the wide spectrum of a business life cycle and professional lives. Some of the programs and initiatives offered by SCORE include: 

How SCORE Benefits Businesses

All one has to do is look at the data to see the positive impacts that SCORE has on small businesses. 

For instance, in 2020, SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs. Data also shows us that small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Some of the ways that a SCORE mentor can support a small business owner include: 

  • Providing expertise & practical “know-how” from years of experience in the field
  • Help optimize your business plans and solve common business issues
  • Troubleshoot new strategies & ideas
  • Offer  proven business tools including training, webinars, online workshops, courses on demand, and a library of online resources.
  • Become your trusted small business advisor

We all know that starting a business can also be financially straining. That’s why SCORE mentoring is a free service that can last as long as your business needs it. Enter your zip code to find a SCORE mentor near you. 

Check out the many programs on the SCORE website where you can sign up for virtual conferences, schedule a meeting with a mentor, or explore the Learning Center where you can gain access to online learning paths of specific business topics, such as online marketing, startup basics, and more. 


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