SCORE has been mentoring new and existing businesses for over 50 years and has a network of over 10,000 volunteers. SCORE San Luis Obispo has been mentoring local businesses for over 30 years. We at SCORE look at each client meeting as part of continuing series of meetings where we guide you to solutions. Counseling can imply someone telling you what to do, we include you in in the process - we mentor you.
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. We are ready to mentor initially Face to Face, and susequently Face to Face or via email, phone, or online.
What happens in a Mentoring Session: 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 defining a date when the client and mentors either meet again or exchange information.
Request A Meeting
Once you have registered for mentoring: You will receive a call from our coordinator to set up an initial Face to Face Mentoring session during our normal mentoring times (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in San Luis Obispo at 1228 Broad Street or, in Santa Maria, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the Santa Maria Business Development Center at 731 Lincoln Street, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Follow-on sessions are set by the client(s) and mentors at a convenient time.