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 COVID-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, 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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How To Start an E-commerce Business and Establish Your Online Presence

November 29, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Learn how to start an e-commerce business and increase your sales by establishing your online presence and driving traffic to your website.

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Online

How To Build A Website for Your Business - Live Q&a

December 6, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Want to know how to build a website for your business? Our expert presenter will answer your questions live! Register now and learn how to get customers online!

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Online

How To Write A Business Plan and Avoid Getting Stuck

December 7, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn how to create a professional business plan to help you take action and how to avoid getting stuck in the planning process.

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How to Trademark Your Business Brand

December 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain the basics of trademarks and how it can help protect your business brands and identifiers.

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Can You Start a Business in a Recession?

December 13, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Learn the advantages of starting a business in a recession! Discover how to prepare now so you can flourish in economic downturns!

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Starting an E-commerce Business – Tips to Selling Online

December 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of e-commerce and how you can successfully find customers and sell your products online.

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Online

Starting a Business - How To Build a Foundation That Lasts

December 20, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the tools, mindset and skills you’ll need to build a solid business foundation that will help you overcome future obstacles.

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Starting A Business On Shoestring Budget In 2023

December 27, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Starting a business on a budget is becoming easier than ever before. Moving into 2023, learn how you can save money starting a business.

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Online

Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned or Veteran-Owned Business

December 29, 2022, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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Online

Should You Get Certified as a Woman-owned, Veteran-owned or Minority-owned Business?

January 19, 2023, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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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

 

2021 SCORE National Impact

BUILDING A FUTURE

Quite simply, if you want to make a lasting impact in your small business community, SCORE is the place to do that. Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Who we are: Over 10,000 Volunteers serving clients in over 1,500 communities

Small Business Mentoring Leader

SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide business mentoring and education in more than 230 chapters across 1,500 communities nationwide.

Of SCORE's 2021 Client Base, 59 percent were women, 44 percent were minorities, and 9 percent were veterans.

Support for Everyone

SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. SCORE helps a diverse range of American Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.

In 2021, SCORE mentors helped start 25,084 businesses, create 71,475 non-owner new jobs and 96,559 total new jobs

Big Impact on Small Businesses

In 2021, SCORE mentors helped start 25,084 businesses and create 71,475 non-owner new jobs and 96,559 total new jobs.