Welcome to San Luis Obispo SCORE

We provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person in San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE San Luis Obispo offers business owners a wealth of resources, including workshops and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Request Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video. 

Attend a Workshop

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live workshops, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Local Upcoming Workshops

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Marketing Your Unique Business

January 26, 2022, 5:00pm PST
Zoom Webinar

What every new business owner must learn and every existing business owner better know! Everyone’s business is unique, and has a USP! Do you know yours? Learn how to identify...

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January 27: Getting the Most Out of a SCORE Mentorship to Help Your Business Soar

January 27, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Insights from SCORE mentor and mentee regarding mentorship, best practices for working with and becoming a mentor, and real-life challenge and success stories.

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February 3: Ask the CPA 2022 - Tax Advice for Your Small Business

February 3, 2022, 1:00pm EST

The hour will be dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns and offer tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

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Networking Strategies for Success!

February 4, 2022, 11:30am PST
Zoom Webinar

In “Networking Strategies for SUCCESS!”, individuals will have the opportunity to explore best practices through an interactive discussion and strategically plan and engage in...

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February 8: Small Business Resilience - How to Sharpen Your Focus and Decrease Stress

February 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Bring your own chocolate as our expert presenter, using experiential learning, shows you how to build resilience in the ever changing business landscape.

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February 10: The 7 Secrets to Mastering Your Sales Pitch

February 10, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Engineer your sales pitch to ensure your value proposition is delivered to your customer every time, shorten sales cycle, and increase sales close rates.

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How to Leverage Facebook Marketing for your Business

February 11, 2022, 11:30am PST
Zoom Webinar

Learn how to be more effective with Facebook through Insights (analytics), scheduling, events, and Ads Manager (advertising and Boosts) with advanced targeting to increase...

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February 15: Grow Your Business Brand by Becoming a Self-Published Author

February 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

By becoming a self-published author, you can bring attention to your brand, grow your business success, and be seen as an authority in your industry.

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How to Begin Your Business

February 16, 2022, 5:00pm PST
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READY? SET. GO! If you are thinking of starting a business, or have just started one, this workshop is a perfect fit. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of getting...

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February 22: Keys to a Successful Black Owned Business Startup

February 22, 2022, 1:00pm EST

If you're an entrepreneur with a good idea, join our live webinar to learn how to plan your start up business and succeed in your industry.

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February 24: E-Commerce Technology - Level Up or Level Off?

February 24, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Expert insights on re-platform technology, shipping systems and solutions, and warehouse management options to grow your business

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March 3: How to Take Advantage of Speaking Opportunities to Help Drive Business Success

March 3, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you'll learn about the business of public speaking and how to use speaking opportunities to drive your business growth.

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March 10: Comparing E-Commerce Platforms- The Criteria that Matters to Your Online Store

March 10, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Today’s top platforms, their strengths and benefits, and criteria for choosing the best e-commerce platform for your business with confidence.

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March 17: 3 Tax Saving Secrets Every Company Needs to Know Today!

March 17, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to select the ideal tax credit for your business, and see what you qualify for.

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March 24: Packaging Tendering - How Pickup and Drop-Off Make a Difference to Your Bottom Line

March 24, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Maximize your profits by utilizing the best method of package pickup and drop-off for each order, packaging types, cost-effective solutions and more.

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Share Your Expertise

SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Learn More About Volunteering

SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

Visit SCORE for All

 

San Luis Obispo Diamond Award

SCORE San Luis Obispo Earns Prestigious “Diamond Leadership Award”

The national office of SCORE, “Mentors to America’s Small Business,” has honored SCORE San Luis Obispo with the “Diamond Leadership Award” for outstanding performance in 2020.  Less than 10% of the 330+ SCORE chapters across the United States are bestowed this highest recognition for service and operations excellence. Additionally, in order to be considered a Diamond chapter, you have to have been awarded as a Platinum level 5 years in a row.

San Luis Obispo Most Improved Chapter

SCORE San Luis Obispo honored as Most Improved Chapter in the District for 2020

SCORE honored the San Luis Obispo Chapter as the Most Improved SCORE Chapter in the 942 District for 2020. The award recognizes San Luis Obispo SCORE for exceptional growth in the services provided to local entrepreneurs, a wide range of free workshops, and excellent face-to-face free mentoring. San Luis Obispo SCORE expanded its services to include San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley.

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