No matter where you are on your entrepreneurial journey, our SCORE mentors are ready to assist. Our mentors are highly successful and seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your business goals.
Let us match a free San Diego mentor for you. Just tell us a little about your business and what help you would like.
Our Community Engagement programs work with many of the region’s community organizations. Through this activity we extend our mentoring, workshop, networking, and speaking services to help educate small businesses, entrepreneurs, and students on how to start, grow, or manage their businesses. This is an opportunity for our members to immerse themselves in elements of our community that are focused on economic development, education, technology, government, civic groups, etc.
SCORE Advisory Board
This no-cost service is available for executives of existing businesses that desire ongoing business advice or mentoring. After evaluating the business challenges, a mentor (or mentors) will be assigned to you by matching their background to your industry and your most significant business opportunities.
Shared Knowledge. Shared Experience. Better Results
The CEO Forum program includes a monthly, half-day problem-solving and skills development meeting which is facilitated by two SCORE meeting leaders.
National Women's History Month
In celebration of Women's History Month, SCORE's Women's Entrepreneur Resource Hub focuses on empowering women entrepreneurs by providing them with access to resources, mentorship, education, and networking opportunities.
SCORE's commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs aligns with the spirit of Women's History Month, which recognizes the contributions and achievements of women throughout history.Visit the Women Entrepreneurs Resource Hub
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.
Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs. We're looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.
Attention Business Buyers or Business Sellers! This workshop is essential if you are thinking about buying or selling an existing business. In this workshop presented by buy-sell transaction professionals you will:
- Learn about the marketplace for the business buy-sell transaction, and how to find and access the “Hidden Market”
- Hear about the process and people involved in buying and selling a business and learn how to effectively deal with business brokers and other advisors
- Gain a practical, working knowledge of basic principles of business valuation and pricing
- Learn about the financing issues
Discover what goes into a winning business plan. Learn how to put your vision on paper in a way that will convince investors, lenders, and yourself that you can succeed.
This workshop will be held IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM. Registration deadline is 9:00PM the day before all events.
Bryan Jones has a finance MBA and has worked for both Fortune 50 companies and small startups. He has written multiple business plans and pitched them at offshore investment summits. His areas of expertise include finance, marketing, software development, technology, and communication skills.