What is a Mentor?

SCORE mentors are experienced business professionals who volunteer their time to help others start and grow their own businesses. SCORE Greater Seattle offers free, confidential small business mentoring for startup and existing businesses in the Greater Seattle area. Browse the options below and find your expert mentor today.

Browse Mentor Profiles

Mentor Profiles

Do you have specific criteria and want to explore in more detail? — Find your mentor by filtering your search by location, communication method, language, expertise, and industry.

Request a Mentor

Request a Mentor

Don't have the time to browse mentor profiles? — Fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with a mentor and assist you in setting up a free mentoring appointment.

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Video Mentoring

Using easy face-to-face video technologies like Google Hangouts, Skype or FaceTime, and Zoom, you can connect directly with an experienced SCORE mentor no matter where they are - around the corner or across the country.

5 Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.

Step 3 - Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.

Our Mentors

Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I'm here to help you and your business succeed. While my expertise is Sales and Marketing I will connect you with the... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Strategy & Planning
SCORE has a great community reputation for helping small businesses. I've run several successful small businesses and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Operations
I believe that a thriving small businesses sector is critical to a region's economy. I've worked at several top tier... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Over 17 years, Amr Shahin has been working in industrial fields with multinational firms. He is a Regional Sales... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Financing / Capital Human Resources Operations
Hello and best to you - I’m seeking to bring 15 years of corporate consulting in the areas of Operations, Service and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I am a community-minded professional with background in accounting and finance with over 30 years of experience. I am a... Read More >
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Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

Get Started On Your Business Success Journey Today!