Volunteering in the New Year

  As 2017 begins, many people are looking for new opportunities to either help others or to make positive changes in their own lives. One way to accomplish both is to use one’s talents to volunteer with a local non-profit organization. Northwest Arkansas SCORE is an organization that provides small business mentoring, along with various other […]

Introducing John Drexler

We’re pleased to introduce another one of our small business mentors, John Drexler, from Rogers. John has 36 years of work experience under his belt including 23 years in self-employed printing as well as 13 years in sales and management. John is now semi-retired but continues to service several Walmart suppliers. John tells us he […]

What to do when a SCORE client asks something outside your area of expertise

A central part of Northwest Arkansas SCORE’s small business services is our volunteer mentoring program. Our mentors are committed to helping the area’s small business owners achieve their goals. Whether the mentors are experts in accounting or marketing, they can be used as a resource for all of the small business related questions. The mentors […]

NWA SCORE offers education programs for mentors, small business leaders

The volunteer mentors at Northwest Arkansas SCORE come with a wide range of skillsets and areas of expertise. While we try to match clients with mentors who specialize in their area of need when we can, we have also found great success with educating volunteer mentors about the various aspects of owning and running a […]

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. […]