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SCORE San Diego
Serving San Diego and Imperial Counties

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.

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SCORE San Diego

Vets to Business Workshop Series

SCORE San Diego’s Veterans Committee Chapter is offering five Business Courses for Military Members and their Spouses interested in starting, buying, or running an existing business.

The courses are available to the public for $25 each and FREE OF CHARGE to active-duty military, veterans, and spouses with military IDs.

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SCORE San Diego's Featured Event: June 22, 2023, 8:30am PDT

Women's Success Lab - Healthy Money Habits

Join us as Liz Lem interviews Skyler McCurine about the importance of Healthy Money Habits to the self-care of you and your small business!

In this Lab we'll provide tools on:

·     How to determine good money habits for you

·     How to ask for what you're worth

Cost: $9.99


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SCORE San Diego Veterans Programs

Veteran's Programs

SCORE San Diego’s Veterans Committee works with local San Diego military installations to serve military members in transition, veterans, and their spouses interested in becoming entrepreneurs and small business owners. We also provided mentorship to veterans with existing businesses. We extend our veteran expertise through co-mentoring, workshops, networking, and public speaking engagements with Veteran organizations throughout San Diego county.

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SCORE San Diego Womens Programs

Women's Programs

Helping women startups and entrepreneurs find education and community. See events and resources curated for women entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Community Engagement

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.

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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.
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CEO Forums

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.
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Small Business Success Starts with SCORE Mentorship

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month

SCORE has the resources you need to achieve success like Fanni from Uni Uni Bubble Tea! Our expert mentors provide guidance on everything from business planning to marketing strategy, helping you build a thriving enterprise while staying true to your unique cultural identity. Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by accessing SCORE's invaluable resources and joining the ranks of successful small business owners like Fanni. Together, let's create a more diverse and prosperous business community!

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SCORE for All

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. 

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Become a Volunteer

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. 

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Upcoming Events
How to Start a Non-Profit Corporation

How to Start a Nonprofit Corporation

A MUST for anyone thinking about starting a Nonprofit Corporation

This workshop will give you an understanding of how to start and organize a nonprofit corporation, and the responsibilities for operating it.

What you need to know before starting a nonprofit:

  • Steps to take to begin a nonprofit
  • Legal filings to achieve a tax-exempt status
  • How nonprofits generate money
  • Management structure and supervision of a nonprofit
  • Alternative to nonprofit - fiscal sponsor
  • Keys to success for a nonprofit corporation

This workshop will be held IN-PERSON AND ON ZOOM. Registration

Buying and Selling a Business

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
8825 Aero Dr Ste 101
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 283-1100

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