- Who We Are – SCORE is the largest network (local + 11,000 nationwide) of volunteer business mentors.
- Why SCORE – We have has been mentoring local businesses for over 30 years and are in the top 4% in SCORE nationwide in client services. We mentor you for “the Life of Your Business.”
- Who Can Be Mentored – Everyone. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.
- How – Initial sessions are Face to Face with two mentors and last one hour. After that, you and your mentors decide the next meeting or next steps.
What happens in a Mentoring Session: Typically, these sessions cover a startup business idea or a specific issue for a business owner. The sessions consist of the client describing the issue or business idea, an open dialog where the mentors listen, discuss the idea and ask questions, set actions to be taken over the next period and define a date when the client and mentors meet again or exchange information.
Once you have called or registered for a mentoring: You will receive a call from our coordinator to set up an initial Face to Face Mentoring session in San Luis Obispo, in Santa Maria, or in Atascadero. Further sessions are set by the client(s) and mentors at a convenient time.