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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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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

Rural Entrepreneurs Month

Rural Entrepreneurship Month celebrates the achievements of America's rural business owners. Rural entrepreneurs and their communities have faced unique challenges over the years, from limited access to resources to geographic isolation. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution for these resilient business owners. We're here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge so that you can succeed in your rural enterprise.

Be sure to check out the Rural Entrepreneurs Hub for content and webinars created especially for rural business owners and SCORE success stories of thriving rural businesses like 4 Hill Farms!

Visit the Rural Entrepreneurs Resource Hub
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Upcoming Events
How to Start Selling Online: From Ideas to Sales 240724

In this workshop you will learn how to successfully generate online sales. You'll discover everything from identifying product opportunities to marketing and promoting your online store. We will discuss: 

  • Find product opportunities and choose what to sell
  • Source your product and suppliers 
  • Select your sales channels
  • Create your online store  
  • Market and promote your products

Registration Fee $35

About the presenter: Arte Hernandez consults merchants on ecommerce strategy and technology, helping them start and scale their businesses. She is dedicated to supporting aspiring entrepreneurs in launching

Zero to Launch: How to Build Your Digital Store for $0 in Just 15 Minutes!

Ready to monetize your expertise or services? Launch your store for digital products like coaching, courses, and subscriptions effortlessly, without any coding. Ideal for novice entrepreneurs, this quick-paced webinar guides you through setting up a streamlined, effective online presence.

What You’ll Learn:

Efficient Setup

  • Kickstart your digital store using straightforward tools.
  • Go live with your offerings in minutes.

Designing Your Online Presence

  • Create engaging landing pages that resonate with your audience.
  • Showcase your digital products clearly and effectively.

Managing Digital Sales

  • Implement
Build Your Buyer Personas 250806
What is a Buyer Persona? A buyer persona is a semi-fictional representation of your ideal customer based on market research and real data about your existing customers.

Marketing to everyone the same way doesn’t work anymore. These in-depth personas help us relate to your customers uniquely and as real humans. Buyer personas can help you better understand who your customers are and how to best market to them.

The goals of this hands-on workshop include developing clear definitions of your typical buyers, a clear sense of the customer journey that customers take, and how to generate marketing

What Every Employer Should Know About Leaves and Absence

California employees have the right to job-protected leaves of absence in a wide variety of circumstances, some of which are dependent on the number of people employed by the company. Join us for a comprehensive discussion on leaves of absence, including:


·         The difference between leaves of absence and wage replacement programs

·         The principal leaves of absence

·         Employee pay and benefits during leaves

·         Returning to work after a leave of absence

Registration fee $30

 This is an interactive workshop for which we encourage your participation. The recording and slides

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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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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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2024 Small Business Awards Gala

Thank you for joining us for an evening of recognition and networking at the 2024 Small Business Awards Gala, hosted by SCORE San Francisco. We appreciate the sponsorship opportunities supporting Northern California's small business community.

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