Shape the Future of Business in Western Connecticut: Become a SCORE Mentor

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact in the Western Connecticut business community?

By David Rich

SCORE Western Connecticut invites professionals with a passion for business and a desire to guide emerging entrepreneurs to join our mentorship program. As a mentor, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the region’s economic landscape by fostering growth, innovation, and resilience among small businesses.

In the past year alone, our mentors have been instrumental in launching 62 new businesses and creating 123 jobs, underscoring the vital role mentorship plays in economic development. Through over 1,000 chapter services, including one-on-one mentoring sessions, workshops, and webinars, SCORE Western Connecticut has provided invaluable support to local entrepreneurs, helping 90 percent of our “in business” clients remain operational and enabling 55 percent to increase their revenue.

But our mission extends beyond numbers. At SCORE, we cherish the diversity of our mentor and client base, serving a wide array of industries and backgrounds. This commitment to inclusivity ensures that our services reach all corners of the community, giving every entrepreneur the chance to succeed. Our small business client mix is very diverse - we take pride in the fact that almost half of the small businesses we work with are owned by minorities, over 60 percent are owned by women, and 10 percent are owned by veterans. The questions we receive from small business owners range from the very basic to the complex. While the initial inquiry sometimes leads to an ongoing mentorship, at other times, they seek assistance with just a single issue.

Becoming a SCORE mentor offers the unique opportunity to share your knowledge and experience, connect with other like-minded professionals, and witness firsthand the transformative power of mentorship. Whether you’re a seasoned executive, a thriving small business owner, or a professional looking to give back, there’s a place for you in our team.

As we continue to build on our successes this year, we invite you to join us in making a difference. By volunteering as a SCORE mentor, you’re not just helping others grow; you’re contributing to the broader success story of Western Connecticut’s business community.

For those interested in joining our dynamic team of mentors, we encourage you to reach out and learn more about available opportunities. Together, we can create a legacy of success, innovation, and economic vitality in Western Connecticut.

Join us in empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. Discover the impact you can make as a SCORE mentor today. To learn more and apply, visit the links below or reach out locally at 203-794-1404.

SCORE Western Connecticut Mentors Make an Impact:

To learn more and apply to be a SCORE Western Connecticut Mentor, please visit us at

This article was written by David Rich, SCORE Mentor and Western CT Chapter Marketing Chair.