Get Free Expert Help from SCORE San Luis Obispo to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE San Luis Obispo mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost. Below you can browse through mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Don't have the time to browse mentor profiles? — Fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with a mentor and assist you in setting up a free mentoring appointment.

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SCORE San Luis Obispo has helped thousands of business founders fulfill their dreams to start, build & grow thriving businesses. See what our clients have to say!

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Our mentors have helped thousands of business founders fulfill their dreams to start, build, and grow thriving businesses. Watch the video and listen to what some of our clients have said about us.

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MENTORING WORKS!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Our Mentors

Business Plan Government Regulations Human Resources Management & Operations Technology
I love talking to small business owners because we work where “the rubber meets the road.” Since completing my PhD in... Read More >
Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I have significant experience building and leading teams in fast paced environments. I have owned and sold my own... Read More >
Business Plan Product Development
I have experience with Medical Device startups. I have developed biochemical based products for surgical applications.... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Human Resources Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I have volunteered at the Cal Poly Innovation Center and found it very rewarding. I would like to extend that... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
Created and developed a UK contract research laboratory in 1973, built to 180 staff and in 1992 merged with Quintiles.... Read More >
Business Plan Human Resources Management & Operations
Skills acquire via education and work experience include career change counseling, aptitude and interest testing,... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations
I can provide business planning, management, operations, and logistics. My direct experience is in consulting, medical... Read More >
Government Regulations Management & Operations Technology
Human Resources Marketing
When new or existing business owners have the support of others, they can get closer to their goals. I know because I... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations
Business startups, food service and entertainment, packaged food goods, real estate ownership and maintenance, Real... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Product Development
I can assist your businesss growth and success by helping you prepare a marketing plan including any of these aspects... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations
3 years with one of the Big CPA firms. 28 years in various accounting positions in the private sector. (VP OF FINANCE,... Read More >
Product Development
I can help improve business performance through the development of business plans, better accounting and financial... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing
As I was transitioning from the full time military to military reserve I started and operated a retail art, portrait... Read More >
Marketing
Able to assist with Sales and Marketing to grow your business. Read More >
Management & Operations
As a lifetime small business owner I have experience in all aspects of smal business operations and management,... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
I can help you improve business performance in customer support, finance, operations, mergers and acquisitions,... Read More >
Management & Operations
With over 40 years background in engineering, marketing and business management, I can assist with business planning,... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Tax Planning
Started, owned and operated a contractor based lumber yard for over 20 years. I’ve worked in a floral shop for five... Read More >
Funding/Loans Management & Operations Business Plan Customer Service Franchising Strategy Development Marketing
My strengths are in P... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing
I am a sales and marketing professional. I worked at Fortune 500 companies such as Tektronix, Digital Equipment... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations
Extensive work experience with start -ups ranging from 10 to 200 employees and very familiar with the chaos of young... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Technology
Carol has a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MBA and AS degree in Viticulture. She is an expert in Business Plans as a... Read More >
Management & Operations Business Plan Product Development
I have over 20 years Experience managing programs and organizations. I have been a SCORE mentor for over 10 years and... Read More >

Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

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