We are 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.

We are here to help.

The Coronavirus has hit small businesses hard but SCORE's San Luis Obispo chapter is here to help.  Combined with SCORE's 10,000 members, we are here to address your concerns during this difficult time.

Please call us at 805-547-0779 and visit https://www.score.org/coronavirus for Covid 19 business assistance and SBA loans and the CARES Act. All of our services are conducted virtually via Zoom or by telephone.

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 safely 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 Activities

Within every company, key activities may produce the value proposition. Looking at all the other sections of the BMC will help determine these key activities. Here are some... Read more

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... 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. But... 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

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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 ... Read more