San Luis Obispo SCORE

The San Luis Obispo County Chapter of SCORE is part of a nationwide nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses in San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley.

The San Luis Obispo County Chapter provides free and confidential business mentoring tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives. The chapter also offers workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and existing small business owners. Our mentors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation.  We work with you for as long as you need us. We are truly there for you "for the life of your business." E-mail us, or give us a call at (805) 547-0779 to learn more about our services. We look forward to working with you.

Free & Confidential Mentoring

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Sessions can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter offices, by video, telephone or email.

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Workshops & Events

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, free educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

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Templates & Tools

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

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Key Resources are Essential to your Business Success

Whether you are identifying key resources as a part of a Business Model Canvas or simply trying to understand the things that make your value proposition successful, getting a sens Read more


Building Profitable Customer Relationships

Profitable customer relationships are the lifeblood of any business. A customer relationship management system (CRM) can help you keep track of your customers from day to day. Read more


Choosing the Right Channels for Your Business Model Canvas

Do your marketing channels reach your target audience? Or are you pouring money down the drain? Read more

Client Comments

Read our client comments and see how SCORE can help your business succeed! With SCORE, you have lots of support. Read more


How to Do Business In San Luis Obispo County

The links below take you to the individual sections of SCORE San Luis Obispo's "How to Do Business In San Luis Obispo County," a guide to the important steps in starting your busin Read more

Sponsors and Donors

"We couldn't do it without you!" San Luis Obispo SCORE thanks the following sponsors and donors for their support of our mission. You may also support America’s Small Business thro Read more