A Partnership Focused on Making You More Successful

No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, our SCORE mentors are ready to assist. Whether you are contemplating a start-up, seeking growth capital, or looking to sell a successful enterprise, skilled SCORE mentors can provide you with the perspective and experience you need to execute your plan more effectively.

Getting Started is Simple:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Click here to start your mentor request. We will use this confidential information to identify the best mentoring team for you.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

Typically, it takes 2-3 days for your lead mentor to contact you to schedule an introductory meeting.

Step 3 - Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Meeting locations and times are flexible. Western Connecticut has five private locations — and virtual meetings are never a problem.

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

The first meeting you and your team will talk about your priorities and expectations — and decide on next steps.

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Whether it's planning, finance, or marketing, your team is ready to provide the resources and advice you need to succeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a relationship that lasts for years, providing a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

SCORE Drives Business Success
National Economic Impact in 2021







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Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Get Started On Your Business Success Journey Today!

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