About SCORE

The San Luis Obispo county chapter of SCORE was formed in 1984 and celebrates this, its 30th year helping small businesses.  SCORE SLO has an office in San Luis Obispo at 4251 South Higuera Street Suite 800, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.  Our members are retired and professionally active executives and business owners who provide advice to entrepreneurs wishing to start, fix or expand a business in San Luis Obispo County.  Our payback for the time, expertise and advice we provide is your success.  We are there for you for the long haul.

The mission of SCORE is to provide professional guidance and information to small or new businesses in order to strengthen our local economy. Here are some of the many things we can do for you:

MENTORING SESSIONS - No Fee

Through a series of one hour counseling sessions with clients to review their plans and ideas and provide guidance regarding strategy, business plans, financing, marketing, etc.  To arrange for a counseling session, click on the underlined text, call 547-0779 or e-mail us at info@sloscore.org.

WORKSHOPS - No Fee

SCORE currently sponsors three regular workshops:  Starting a Business (held on the third Wednesday of the month), Marketing Your Business (held every other month) and the Business Plan Workshop (held quarterly).  These 3 workshops are held at the San Luis Business Center 4251 South Higuera Street Suite 800 in San Luis Obispo from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  To reserve your seat, click on the underlined text, call 547-0779 or e-mail us at info@sloscore.org.

A fourth workshop, Running a Business, is held in conjunction with the local chambers of commerce and is held at times and locations set by the chambers.  Announcements of upcoming Running a Business workshops are also shown on the Workshops page.  Click on the Local Workshops tab for further information.

TEAM MENTORING - No Fee

SCORE visits existing businesses on site to better understand their issues and work with clients in formulating a plan to address these problem areas.

E-MAIL MENTORING - No Fee

SCORE provides email counseling for clients who prefer this approach as a means of communications. By clicking here you are directed to a our National resource of email mentors with expertise in virtually every facet of business expertise.  Should you wish to work with an email mentor in San Luis Obispo county, our email address is: info@sloscore.org.

HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

This publication is in its eighth edition and contains information vital to starting a business in SLO county.  It provides the processes and procedures necessary to begin and run a business and local contacts (government and private) that provide a smoother implementation of your ideas.  The entire publication is available here online.