Become a SCORE Business Mentor (Volunteer) - Help Power Small Business Growth


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


222 10th Street WBradenton, FL 34205

Serving Manatee and Sarasota Counties since 1965


Since 1965, Manasota SCORE has served Sarasota and Manatee Counties, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Palmetto, Parrish, Ellenton and surrounding communities (over 76,000 businesses).

Manasota SCORE continues to grow to serve the needs of our community. In FY2015, Manasota SCORE experienced 106% total services increase and 263% increase in educational services growth, compared to 2014.

We need to expand the diversity and capacity of local volunteers with business leadership/entrepreneur expertise who want to help small business people solve business related problems on a nearly year-round basis. Co-mentoring is encouraged to deliver a positive experience for each and every SCORE client.

Download and isten to this 8 minute podcast to find out what's it like to be a Manasota SCORE mentor.

Successful Volunteers share their global, diverse business experiences ranging from Fortune 500 Companies in a broad range of industries to small businesses that the volunteers founded and may still own.

Successful volunteers are lifelong learners with a passion to remain relevant. Our Volunteers achieve personal satisfaction and growth by giving their time, energy and knowledge to support their local communities.

Our Volunteers represent a broad range of business functions including sales, marketing, small business financing and accounting, government contracting, construction, healthcare, business management, manufacturing, strategy, human resources, information technology, operations, product development/innovation and engineering.

Volunteer roles may include:

  • Business mentors

  • Workshop instructors (Business & Marketing Planning, Websites/social media, Business canvas, Business Startup and Growth)

  • CEO Roundtable/Success Strategies for Business Owners MeetUp discussion facilitators

  • Innovative digital on-line resources creation- podcasts, Utube videos, webinars, tools and templates

  • Community Organization Outreach

  • Development of innovative collaborations and programs with community organizations

  • Support Chapter operational needs (skill-based) - internal committee participation (marketing, community outreach, member development, education and training, or IT)


  • Healthcare
  • Business Planning
  • Management
  • Sales Marketing
  • Retail / Sales
  • E-commerce

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible (10-20 hours/month, 6+ months/year)
  • Basic computer and social media skills, people skills, life-long learner

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