Mentoring across generation gaps with NWA SCORE

When you look at the typical mentor-mentee relationship, there can be a generational gap. Northwest Arkansas SCORE’s small business counseling programs rely on our older more experienced volunteer mentors. Each mentor is committed to helping local small business owners reach their goals, whether it is teaching the business owners new skills or simply answering questions […]

Introducing Hannah Kennedy

We’re excited to introduce another one of our wonderful small business mentors, Hannah Duke Kennedy, who lives in Fayetteville. Hannah works full-time as a private banking advisor at Arvest Bank, where she manages client portfolios and provides “concierge service to these clients by offering integrated advice in all areas of financial management and helping to […]


Top three reasons small business owners contact NWA SCORE

We recently discussed the most common questions that potential mentors have about volunteering with SCORE and today we wanted to go into more detail the types of questions we get from small business owners seeking our mentoring services.


NWA SCORE mentors utilize the successful SLATE Method

Northwest Arkansas SCORE’s ability to provide some of the state’s best small business mentoring relies both on the experience and knowledge from our volunteer mentors as well as the quality training we provide those mentors. SCORE uses the SLATE Method for all mentoring relationships. This research-based method proves highly successful in thousands of business mentoring […]

Introducing Ken Meyer

Today we continue our volunteer mentor highlights with introducing Ken Meyer. Ken has served as a volunteer mentor for Northwest Arkansas SCORE for three years and currently spends much of his volunteer time hosting clients at the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Rogers twice a month. He also helps recruit and welcome new […]

Introducing Kristin Ferguson

At Northwest Arkansas SCORE, our volunteer mentors are our most valuable resource. We are starting a new feature on our blog that features a different volunteer and are pleased to begin the series with Kristin Ferguson. Kristin has been a volunteer mentor with NWA SCORE for 13 years and is our current chapter vice chair. […]

SCORE workshops provide valuable resource for NWA business community

Northwest Arkansas SCORE offers excellent methods of helping the business community with our volunteer mentor program, But that is far from the only resource we provide. Workshops are a key SCORE service. They are an educational training program for a group of attendees on a business-related topic.  Perhaps, more importantly, you do not have to […]

Top questions about being a NWA SCORE mentor

Mentors are a vital part of Northwest Arkansas SCORE’s success in helping small business owners realize success. Once people learn the benefits of becoming a volunteer mentor, they often have questions about the process. These questions are the most common questions we receive from people interested in becoming a volunteer mentor:

Want to make a difference for the small business community? NWA SCORE has several volunteer opportunities

Every SCORE chapter depends on the talent and time of volunteers to help entrepreneurs achieve their small business ownership dreams. Our most prominent need is always volunteer mentors, but we always have need for general volunteers. One of our biggest volunteer needs is workshop coordinators and facilitators. Our workshops are an educational, training program for […]

What types of mentoring are available from NWA SCORE?

By far, the most common reason for small business owners to contact Northwest Arkansas SCORE is to obtain a business mentor. Technology makes it possible for SCORE to offer two forms of mentoring—in person and online.