Mentors are a powerful tool in making any small business or career a success. Northwest Arkansas SCORE provides multiple opportunities for volunteers to give that valuable guidance to small business leaders.
SCORE is the premier small business counseling and advice organization in the United States. We are a nonprofit, charitable organization composed of over 13,000 volunteer business mentors, both working and retired, who counsel businesses from nearly 350 counseling offices throughout the country. The Northwest Arkansas SCORE office serves all of Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding area.
One of the many great things about the Northwest Arkansas area is how many innovative entrepreneurs discover success here. A large part of that success comes from their ability to find resources and wise leadership through a mentor.
5 benefits of becoming a SCORE mentor:
Provide a resource to the small business community
Whether you’re currently working or retired, your skills, talents, and business expertise are valuable resources that entrepreneurs can utilize. As a SCORE mentor, you’ll use your knowledge and experience to help others succeed, which supports the community in a meaningful way. You can gain a tremendous sense of personal satisfaction from nurturing businesses so they grow and thrive. This also helps grow the local economy, providing a benefit for us all.
Build a network
By volunteering as a SCORE mentor, you create a wider network that includes fellow volunteers and other people in the small business community.
Gain recognition and respect as a business mentor
By mentoring NWA SCORE clients, you will become known as a business leader both in your industry and the small business community at large.
Personal and professional growth
While mentoring a small business owner provides them with much-needed direction, do not forget that you will also learn new business ideas and develop new interpersonal strengths.
Encourage lifelong learning
By mentoring through NWA SCORE, you can continue your learning process while encouraging the same learning process in someone else.
We’re looking for mentors to start immediately with NWA SCORE. Why not explore this unique opportunity to pass along your skills and experience to the Northwest Arkansas business community and area entrepreneurs?
Contact us today to start the process.