Launching and Expanding Your Business in 2024? SCORE Can Be Your Guide to Success!

Are you embarking on an entrepreneurial journey in 2024?

By Will Meikle, SCORE Western CT Chapter Chair

Whether you're just starting, or looking to optimize your existing business, SCORE, known as “Mentors to America's Small Business,” is your go-to resource. As the nation's foremost volunteer-based nonprofit in business mentoring, SCORE has empowered over 11 million entrepreneurs since 1964. In Western Connecticut alone, our team of over 40 dedicated mentors is ready to guide you in transforming your interests or skills into a thriving business.

SCORE can help you along that journey by connecting you with one of our experienced mentors who will provide you with free, confidential, expert business advice. Our mentors have extensive business backgrounds and are committed to fostering small business growth. Catering to diverse needs, we have mentors fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English who are flexible to meet in person, virtually, or via phone.

In the past year, our client base comprised 64 percent women, 46 percent minorities, and 9 percent veterans. They span diverse sectors, including:

  • Retail, wholesale, manufacturing, online commerce
  • Restaurants and food trucks
  • Business and technology consulting, life coaching, therapy
  • Real estate, finance, insurance
  • Home improvement, landscaping, transportation
  • Arts, entertainment, education
  • Beauty, cosmetics, salon, health services
  • Auto repair, gas stations

SCORE offers comprehensive support in various business aspects:

  • Business formation, including setting up your business as an LLC
  • Business planning and preparing for a bank or SBA loan
  • Sales and marketing strategies
  • Leveraging social media, digital marketing, technology, and cybersecurity
  • Financial management, accounting, and insurance

Ready to transform your business dream into reality? Let SCORE be your guide to success. Visit us at or reach out locally at 203-794-1404 for unparalleled, confidential, and free mentorship to help create, build, and expand your business.

 Will Meikle, is the SCORE Western Connecticut chapter chair.  He can be reached at 203-794-1404 or by email at


Caption: Josyane Torres, owner of JT Aesthetics and SCORE Mentor Will Meikle at her grand opening  (We have Josyane’s permission to use her picture for these purposes)