By Bridget Weston, CEO of the SCORE
March 16, 2023
Every small business entrepreneur knows the hurdles and difficulties of getting started or even maintaining momentum — and it is no surprise to us at SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential mentoring for small business owners. That's why we partnered with GO Line ™, part of Lexmark’s small business initiative. And together, we will provide you with the education and services you need for success — for free.
Get exclusive access to resources and content, connect with a small business mentor to discuss your goals and learn how to scale your business with Lexmark and SCORE through free webinars and events.
Finding a mentor is a great start — enter your ZIP code on SCORE.org to get matched with a local business adviser. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out Lexmark's the Spot for more helpful tools.
Access reliable business resources and industry insights sponsored by Lexmark GO Line ™ directly on SCORE.org:
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Did you know? SCORE’s main support for small business owners is free business mentorship. Follow the five steps for mentoring and let SCORE do the matching for you.
5 Steps for Business Mentoring
Identify your small business needs and desired support.
Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.
Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor.
4 Set goals
Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.
Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.
Bridget Weston is CEO of SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, which has helped 11 million entrepreneurs to start, grow or troubleshoot a business. Since 1964, SCORE has provided free mentoring and education to current and aspiring small business owners through its network of 10,000 volunteers.
A respected thought leader in the small business landscape, Weston has served as a small business expert in congressional hearings and has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC and Bloomberg Business. She earned her MBA from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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