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SCORE San Francisco
Empowering Entrepreneurs: Unlocking Success Together

Whether you're a budding entrepreneur with a groundbreaking idea or a small business owner looking to scale up we're here to lend a helping hand.

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2024 Small Business Awards Gala
Celebrate Excellence in Entrepreneurship

Join us for an evening of recognition and networking as SCORE San Francisco hosts the 2024 Small Business Awards Gala. Honor innovative entrepreneurs and explore sponsorship opportunities to support Northern California's small business community.

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OUR NEW CEO WORKSHOP IS LAUNCHING!

SCOREBoard - A new way to grow your business!


SCORE is offering a new way for you to focus the experience of successful business experts on growing your business…and at an affordable cost. We call it SCOREBoard.

  • A Personal Advisory Board of Experienced Advisors to Help Tackle a Specific Business Challenge or Opportunity
  • An intense, solution-focused, 2-3 hour workshop for the Individual owner or CEO of a small business
  • Focused on brainstorming solutions to a specific challenge/opportunity you identify.
  • Facilitated by a customized SCORE Team of 3 advisors experienced in your issue.
  • Affordable Workshop Admin Fee ($275)

We encourage you to sign up for your own SCOREBoard workshop and gain the insights of your own personal “Board” of experienced mentors in a meeting.

Contact Us to Learn More!
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A SCORE San Francisco Success Story
A Taste of Success: The Story of Munchrooms in San Francisco

Founded in 2020 by San Francisco-based entrepreneur Nussie Gebre, Munchrooms is a vegan snack company that specializes in mushroom jerky. Inspired by a love for mushrooms and a desire to offer a sustainable, plant-based alternative to traditional jerky, Munchrooms focuses on creating delicious, nutritious snacks. Despite initial challenges, including navigating production and distribution hurdles, the company has grown steadily. Munchrooms is committed to sustainability and health, using organic ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. Their journey reflects a dedication to innovation and quality in the plant-based food industry.

Read about Munchroom's success

This Month at SCORE

June

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National Safety Month

Visit Our Small Business Resilience Hub

At SCORE, we know that disasters, economic downturns, and catastrophic events can bring unprecedented challenges to your business. That is why we're committed to providing you with the resources to empower you to make the best decisions for your company.

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Featured Success Story

From Home-made Gin to Award-Winning Spirits: The Story of Two Fat Guys

Crafting award-winning, non-traditional gins with a twist of Montana spirit. Discover their journey from a birthday party in 2010 to tasting competition gold medals in 2021.

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Upcoming Events
Business Is GREAT, but You Need Money to Grow!! 240627

Learn how Crowdfunding sources and Angel networks operate.

This workshop will give you an in depth understanding of how to evaluate the various forms of funding to match your specific needs. And it will guide you in preparing your proposal.

  • Crowdfunding: an overview of platforms and what is required to participate
  • Seasoned Angel Investors: how you pitch your ideas, determine evaluation, prepare due diligence and negotiate terms.

This interactive seminar will provide you with the tools to understand and effectively convince the right funders for your business.

Fee $50

 This is an interactive workshop

Learn How to Read the Financial Statements 240710

Join us for this in-person workshop at the Score SF offices, 455 Market Street, Suite 600 in downtown San Francisco. This workshop will not be recorded.

Learning how to read, interpret and analyze the financial statements is an integral part of running any organization. Knowing your numbers will help you manage your cash, empower your decision-making process, and give you the confidence you need to take your business to new heights. Additionally, you will get greater insight about what tax agencies look for as red flags. 

 

You will learn and feel more proficient about:

 

  • Most relevant financial
The Art of Grant-Writing 240711

A nonprofit grant is a sum of money given by a government, corporation, or foundation for a specific purpose and used to further the mutual mission between the grantee and grantor. This training provides a comprehensive overview of the process for developing a standard nonprofit grant proposal that can be used multiple times to pursue funding. Because the grant proposal serves as your template for grant-applications, EVERY nonprofit should have one!

 

At the conclusion of the training workshop, you should be able to:

  • Describe the three primary sources for grant funding.
  • Describe the 8 standard
How to Grow Your Business Through Speaking 240611

Want to make a bigger impact in your business? Leisa Reid shares expert secrets on how to utilize the popular technique of public speaking to broaden your reach and attract more ideal clients easily. This session is ideal for entrepreneurs who want to use the power of public speaking to attract their ideal clients and make an impact on the world.

In this talk you will learn:

  • 2 Strategies to Attract Your Ideal Clients when Speaking
  • How to Calculate Your Speaking Profit Potential
  • The #1 Secret to a Steady Stream of Speaking Referrals

Registration Fee $35

 This is an interactive workshop for which we

Paid, Earned & Owned Media-Three Essential Elements to Marketing Success 250717

Your marketing plan is not just building a website and doing a few social media posts. Most businesses can benefit from a multi disciplined approach that includes website, SEO, social media, email marketing, PR and online advertising. This webinar will show you how these elements (What we call "Pull, Push and Amplify") work together to guide your business on a road to marketing success.

We will discuss:

PULL

-Why a properly built website is important for optimal search engine rankings

- What is SEO. How to organically improve search engine rankings.

-Google Ads vs Facebook Ads. Why, when and where

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

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. 

Visit SCORE for All
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Impact Your Community

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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