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SCORE San Luis Obispo
Serving San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley

We provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person in San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

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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. 

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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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Upcoming Events
Bookkeeping 101 - Financial Basics for Any Business

Organizing and understanding your finances and maintaining accurate financial records yearly is critical to the success of your business. Participants will leave this presentation with an understanding of basic bookkeeping principles and terminology.

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Cuatro Tácticas para Encontrar Éxito en Línea

● La importancia de tener una presencia en línea con un sitio web y cómo crear un
sitio de comercio en línea
● Lo que debe considerar al crear contenido para un sitio web y redes sociales
● Utilizando campanas de email marketing (o correos electrónico) para
● La importancia de invertir en la tecnología con mejor retorno de inversión

Actividad: Participantes serán invitados a compartir una herramienta que han utilizado
para encontrar éxito en línea con su negocio en línea - por ejemplo, su sitio web, su
perfil empresarial en Google, su cuentas de redes sociales


Grant Writing 101: Basic Overview
In this workshop, we will explore the relationship of grant writing to an organization's strategy for fundraising which is critical to running the business aspects of the nonprofit organization.
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5 Steps to Start Your Business
"I want to start my own business and I am seeking advice on starting and getting my foot in the door. I want to know what's needed and what I can do to run the business and make it grow."
Marketing with Social Media

From Facebook and LinkedIn, to YouTube and beyond, come get a better understanding about how you can create and implement a social strategy to help you grow!

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90 Ways to Market Your Business without Social Media - Women's Workshop

You don't need to be an expert in marketing to know that social media isn't the only way to get your message out there. Whether you're a marketing veteran or just starting out, this workshop will help you find new ways to spread your brand without ever having to tweet or do a bunch of scrolling on your newsfeeds.

So, get ready to turn away from those pesky notifications and start getting creative! In this hands-on women's workshop, you will be learning “90 Ways to Market Your Business without Social Media”. You heard me right. No matter the industry or profession, this event will spice up

The Power of Capital for Your Business

Whether you're seeking funding, managing cash flow, or analyzing financial data, this workshop will equip you with the skills to make strategic financial decisions and drive your business forward.

1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170
(805) 547-0779

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