Welcome to SCORE Silicon Valley!

The coronavirus has hit small businesses hard, but SCORE's 10,000 mentors can help you during this difficult time.  Connect with a SCORE Silicon Valley Mentor to receive free business advice. Our Mission is to provide resources and expertise to maximize the success of existing and emerging small businesses. We specialize in serving nonprofits, too!

Connect with Silicon Valley SCORE

SCORE Silicon Valley is Virtual!

Our physical office locations are currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our staff and volunteers are still working remotely. Mentoring is by appointment only. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to stop the spread of the virus, mentoring sessions will be conducted remotely via phone, video, or email. 

To request a mentor click here, call the SCORE Silicon Valley office at (408) 453-6237, or email SiliconValley@scorevolunteer.org

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Pride Month

SCORE Silicon Valley is proud to provide mentoring and resources to help LGBTQIA-owned businesses in our community succeed. If you’d like to make a difference for local entrepreneurs, apply to volunteer today!

Learn more about how SCORE helped Karen Foley and her non-profit, Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition.

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. Part of planning for a disaster or crisis is to prioritize the health and safety of your employees.

Find more resources for business safety guidance, tips and step-by-step plans to manage workplace health and safety.

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Juneteenth

June 19th is #Juneteenth!

SCORE Silicon Valley is helping address the unique needs of Black entrepreneurs in our community with the resources and support they need to thrive. Visit our free online resource hub, SCORE for Black Entrepreneurs.

Find Your Mentor Today

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop or Webinar

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse Business Resources

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Diversity in Entrepreneurship: A Focus on Women and Minorities

Join SCORE Silicon Valley for this Event

SCORE Silicon Valley is hosting a Special Event focusing on Women and Minorities in Business, on June 15, 2022. Please join us!

Learn More & Register

 

Upcoming Events

Live Event
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Funding Sources - 6/27/22

June 27, 2022, 7:00pm PDT

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed. The final segment of this four part series. This is a free live webinar series..

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Live Event
Online

June 30: The Basics of TikTok Digital Marketing

June 30, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn the essentials of TikTok digital marketing such as reputation management, website SEO and paid ads.

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Live Event
Online

July 7: Your Marketing Roadmap - Stop Selling and Start Educating

July 7, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 2 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the effectiveness of educating customers instead of trying to "sell" to them.

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Live Event
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Nonprofit Workshop: Raising Money in a Post-Pandemic World - 7/7/2022

July 7, 2022, 10:00am PDT
Online

FUNDRAISING in the POST-PANDEMIC World It has changed and so should you!

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Live Event
Online

Should I Start a Business? - 7/08/22

July 8, 2022, 9:30am PDT

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed. This workshop is presented at no charge in conjunction with the NOVA Job Center

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Live Event
Online

July 12: Video Marketing Strategies That Generate Engagement and Leads

July 12, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to use video marketing strategies to generate customer engagement and new business leads.

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Live Event
Online

The ABCs of Video Creation and Marketing for small business - 7/13/2022

July 13, 2022, 10:00am PDT

This class is for the small or medium size business owner who has no, or a beginner/intermediate knowledge of video production.

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Live Event
Online

July 14: Ask an Expert - Retail Strategies that Address Supply Chain, Automated Technology, Social Commerce and More

July 14, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for an hour-long live Q&A led by retail expert Ritchie Sayner, who is dedicated to answering your retail questions.

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Live Event
Online

Nonprofit Seminar: How to Drive Online Marketing Results with Constant Contact

July 18, 2022, 10:00am PDT

As a nonprofit business, you may have heard that you need to be on social media in order to grow your volunteers & donations. However, the thought of which channels to be on...

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Live Event
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July 19: Ask an Expert - Solutions to the Challenges of Rural Business Ownership

July 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Join us for this hour-long session solely dedicated to answering your questions about rural business ownership.

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Live Event
Online

Launching Your Nonprofit - Are You Ready? - 7/19/22

July 19, 2022, 11:00am PDT
Online

You see a great need. You want to address that need by starting a nonprofit. What should you know in order to succeed? Please have your camera and mic on for this interactive...

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Live Event
Online

Healthy Employees, Healthy Bottom Line: Hire your workforce with confidence

July 19, 2022, 2:00pm PDT

Most small business owners do not have a dedicated human resources department to navigate regulations and programs enjoyed by their larger counterparts.

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Live Event
Online

A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success - 7/20/2022

July 20, 2022, 10:00am PDT

In this session, I’ll provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business.

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Live Event
Online

July 21: Small Business Cybersecurity and Scam Defense Strategy Update for 2022-2023

July 21, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Cyber experts will provide critical updates on how criminals are leveraging technological advancements to commit fraud and scams and how to protect your business.

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Live Event
Online

Small Business Taxes - 7/21/22

July 21, 2022, 11:00am PDT

As a small business owner, knowing the basics of taxes will help save you money and keep you out of trouble. In this webinar, we will discuss business entities, what is deductible...

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Give back to small businesses

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Apply Today!

 

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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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Returning To Our Roots

We are excited to announce we are returning to our roots as the San Jose Chamber of Commerce.

As ambassadors of the tenth largest City in the nation we promise to continue to connect you, represent your interest before government, and promote the community. We will serve a broad and diverse cross-section of San Jose businesses and entrepreneurs to be successful, grow and thrive.

Visit San Jose Chamber of Commerce

 

Small Business Resource Guide

Small Business Resource Guide National Edition Spring 2022

 The hardworking, mission-focused team at the U.S. Small Business Administration created this guide to share valuable tools and services that exist to support you, America’s 32.5 million small businesses and innovative startups, as you pursue the American dream of business ownership. The Small Business Association 2022 Spring National Resource Guide identifies valuable tools and services that support business owners in their efforts to start, grow, expand, and recover their businesses.

Download the Guide

 

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