Building Together: Small Business Mentorship

The Mentor Effect for Small Businesses

Whether you are looking for a fresh perspective on your plans or need help solving everyday challenges, finding a mentor for your business can be the key to unlocking your full growth potential.

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Mentorship Resources for Business Leaders


  • Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE):

    SCORE is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA) that offers a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners for free.

  • Micro Mentor:

    Micro Mentor is an online volunteer business mentorship program that connects experienced mentors with business owners.

  • Small Business Mentorship Initiative (SBMI):

    The SBMI connects small business owners to a network of mentors who help with all areas of business management, including accounting, finance, marketing, legal, and leadership.

  • Association of Women's Business Centers:

    The AWBC is a national network that provides training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to over 150,000 women business owners per year.

  • Inner City Capital Connection (ICCC):

    The ICCC is a free leadership training program that provides individualized guidance and one-on-one coaching to help support business owners in under-resourced communities. The ICCC was developed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), an organization that, along with Babson College and CommonWealth Kitchen, serves as a key partner for Santander’s Cultivate Small Business Program.

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC):

    The VBOC works in partnership with the SBA to provide veteran and active-duty service members with resources to run their business, offering free mentoring, counseling, and training for business growth.

  • Small Business Resource Center for the 50 +:

    The Small Business Resource Center for the 50+ offers training, courses, resource libraries, and grants to help small business owners manage and grow their companies.


  • Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE):

    The CWE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women manage their businesses, providing classes, curriculum, and consulting services geared towards supporting business growth.

  • Business Mentor NY Program:

    This state-sponsored initiative works to connect entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders through a free, web-based mentoring program geared towards helping small business owners realize their full potential.

  • Small Business Development Center Pennsylvania (SBDC):

    The Pennsylvania SBDC is a statewide network of 15 business resource centers that provides educational programming and free mentorship resources to small business owners in the area.