SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 50 years and has a network of over 13,000 volunteers who donate their time to help entrepreneurs..  SCORE San Luis Obispo has been mentoring businesses for over 30 years.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice. 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.

These SCORE mentors will help you start and grow your business through free and confidential business advice online and in person. Start now by choosing one of the two options below:

Meet Face to Face

Click below to sign up for Face to Face mentoring or Team Mentoring

Face to Face Mentoring:  Typically these sessions cover a startup business idea or a specific issue for a business owner.  The sessions are one hour in length and consist of the client describing the issue or business idea, an open dialog where the mentors (typically two) discuss the idea and ask questions, a set of actions to be taken over the next period of time and a set date when the client and mentors either meet again or exchange information. 

Team Mentoring: Typically these sessions are requested by an existing business.  The initial session is also typically held at the SCORE office.  In this session the mentors will listen to the business owner's description of both the business and the range of issues for the company.  This first session allows SCORE to determine the best makeup of the Mentoring Team.  Subsequent meetings can be either held at the business location or at the SCORE offices.

Once you have registered for mentoring: You will receive a call from our coordinator to set up either an initial Face to Face Mentoring or Team Mentoring evaluation session during our normal mentoring times (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in San Luis Obispo at the San Luis Business Center and the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in Santa Maria at he MIYB Spaces from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. ).    Follow-on sessions are set by the client and mentors at a convenient time. 

Find An Email Mentor

"You can search for SCORE email mentors by Area of Business, Industry or skill and then browse their profiles by to find the one that's right for your business."

Browse SCORE email mentors' profiles nationwide and choose one that's right for you.