Welcome to Northwest Arkansas SCORE

Chapter 511 provides FREE and confidential small business counseling and mentoring, seminars, workshops and other services to the region's small business community.

If your business has been affected by the CORVID-19 pandemic, we can help you find available funding through the Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE Northwest Arkansas offers business owners a wealth of resources, including webinars and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Webinar

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Upcoming Online Webinars

Live Event
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January 27: Getting the Most Out of a SCORE Mentorship to Help Your Business Soar

January 27, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Insights from SCORE mentor and mentee regarding mentorship, best practices for working with and becoming a mentor, and real-life challenge and success stories.

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Online

February 3: Ask the CPA 2022 - Tax Advice for Your Small Business

February 3, 2022, 1:00pm EST

The hour will be dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns and offer tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

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Online

February 8: Small Business Resilience - How to Sharpen Your Focus and Decrease Stress

February 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Bring your own chocolate as our expert presenter, using experiential learning, shows you how to build resilience in the ever changing business landscape.

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February 10: The 7 Secrets to Mastering Your Sales Pitch

February 10, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Engineer your sales pitch to ensure your value proposition is delivered to your customer every time, shorten sales cycle, and increase sales close rates.

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Online

Reach Customers Online with Google - Feb 15, 2022

February 15, 2022, 11:00am CST

Reach Customers Online with Google

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February 15: Grow Your Business Brand by Becoming a Self-Published Author

February 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

By becoming a self-published author, you can bring attention to your brand, grow your business success, and be seen as an authority in your industry.

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February 22: Keys to a Successful Black Owned Business Startup

February 22, 2022, 1:00pm EST

If you're an entrepreneur with a good idea, join our live webinar to learn how to plan your start up business and succeed in your industry.

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February 24: E-Commerce Technology - Level Up or Level Off?

February 24, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Expert insights on re-platform technology, shipping systems and solutions, and warehouse management options to grow your business

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Online

March 3: How to Take Advantage of Speaking Opportunities to Help Drive Business Success

March 3, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you'll learn about the business of public speaking and how to use speaking opportunities to drive your business growth.

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Online

March 10: Comparing E-Commerce Platforms- The Criteria that Matters to Your Online Store

March 10, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Today’s top platforms, their strengths and benefits, and criteria for choosing the best e-commerce platform for your business with confidence.

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Volunteer with SCORE Northwest Arkansas

Give back to small businesses

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Apply Today!

 

SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

Visit SCORE for All

 

2020 SCORE National Impact

SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. Since 1964, SCORE has provided expert volunteer mentoring to more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small business owners. As the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors, SCORE is committed to helping any person succeed in their small business endeavor.

Small Business Mentoring Leader
Over 10000 volunteers serving clients in over 1500 communities

SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide business mentoring and education in more than 250 chapters across 1,500 communities nationwide.

Support for Everyone
Of SCORE's 2020 Client Base 60% are women, 46% are minorities, and 9% are veterans.

SCORE helps all owners and entrepreneurs nationwide. We offer business mentoring services, and many resources and tools for all small businesses, including programs created for underserved audiences.

Big Impact to Small Businesses
2020 SCORE Mentoring Statistics

In 2020 across the U.S., SCORE mentors helped start 45,027 businesses, create 74,535 non-owner new jobs and 119,562 total new jobs.