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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How To Start an E-commerce Business and Establish Your Online Presence

November 29, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Learn how to start an e-commerce business and increase your sales by establishing your online presence and driving traffic to your website.

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10 Steps to Improving Cash Flow

December 1, 2022, 5:00pm PST
Zoom Webinar

Learn the Top 10 Tips to improve your cash flow by defining, setting and adhering to a consistent credit and collection policy.

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How To Build A Website for Your Business - Live Q&a

December 6, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Want to know how to build a website for your business? Our expert presenter will answer your questions live! Register now and learn how to get customers online!

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How To Write A Business Plan and Avoid Getting Stuck

December 7, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn how to create a professional business plan to help you take action and how to avoid getting stuck in the planning process.

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How to Trademark Your Business Brand

December 8, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain the basics of trademarks and how it can help protect your business brands and identifiers.

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Can You Start a Business in a Recession?

December 13, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Learn the advantages of starting a business in a recession! Discover how to prepare now so you can flourish in economic downturns!

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Web Traffic for Business

December 14, 2022, 11:30am PST
Zoom Webinar

Learn how to effectively jump to the top of the list in Google’s search algorithm with Google’s social platform & the steps to landing on the map the right way. This workshop...

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Starting an E-commerce Business – Tips to Selling Online

December 15, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the basics of e-commerce and how you can successfully find customers and sell your products online.

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How To Begin Your Business

December 15, 2022, 5:00pm PST
Zoom Webinar

Starting a business of your own is exciting but we bet you have lots of questions. If you are thinking of starting a business, or have just started one, this workshop is a perfect...

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Starting a Business - How To Build a Foundation That Lasts

December 20, 2022, 1:00pm EST

In this webinar, you will learn the tools, mindset and skills you’ll need to build a solid business foundation that will help you overcome future obstacles.

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Business Plan: A Roadmap to Your Successful Business

December 21, 2022, 5:00pm PST
Zoom Webinar

Learn how to construct a traditional Business Plan, which describes how your business operates and creates revenue.And, in depth, examine the two most important sections of the...

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Starting A Business On Shoestring Budget In 2023

December 27, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Join our free webinar! Starting a business on a budget is becoming easier than ever before. Moving into 2023, learn how you can save money starting a business.

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Getting Certified as a Woman-Owned, Minority-Owned or Veteran-Owned Business

December 29, 2022, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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Should You Get Certified as a Woman-owned, Veteran-owned or Minority-owned Business?

January 19, 2023, 1:00pm EST

View the on-demand course modules, then attend this live Q&A dedicated to answering your questions about Supplier Diversity & Certifications.

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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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