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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National Hispanic Heritage Month


From Sept 15 - Oct 15, is a time to celebrate and appreciate Hispanic-owned businesses across the nation. Hispanic-owned small businesses have grown 34% over the last 10 years – and show no signs of slowing down. Even with the growth and accelerating impact, Hispanic business owners face very real challenges.

SCORE is committed to helping all entrepreneurs succeed.

Visit our SCORE For All Hispanic Entrepreneurs Hub →

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.

Upcoming Events

Live Event
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September 29: 2022 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business

September 29, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Learn what actions you can take to favorably impact your 2022 tax bill and what federal changes you should be aware of so you know what tax breaks apply to you.

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Live Event
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Buying or Selling a Small Business - 10/3/2022

October 3, 2022, 9:30am PDT

Do you want to buy or sell a business but don't know where to start? This webinar is for you!

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Startup Basics and Business- 10/3/22

October 3, 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 first in a four part series. This is a free live webinar series..

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Building a Consulting Business - 10/4/22

October 4, 2022, 9:00am PDT

In this webinar you will learn what it means to be a consultant, why clients need your skills, how to leverage your expertise and what the requirements are to be successful.

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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Marketing Plan - 10/4/22

October 4, 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 second segment of this four part series. This is a free live webinar series.

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Live Event
Online

Nonprofit Workshop: Avoid the Common Pitfalls of Running a Nonprofit - 10/5/22

October 5, 2022, 12:00pm PDT
Online

Learn some strategies and best practices to run your nonprofit more efficiently and keep your passion for doing good.

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Live Event
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Financial Projections - 10/5/22

October 5, 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 third segment of this four part series. This is a free live webinar series.

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Live Event
Online

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Funding Sources - 10/6/22

October 6, 2022, 7:00pm PDT

So, you have an idea for a business. Now what? We can help you decide whether and how to proceed. This is a free live webinar.

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Live Event
Online

The ABCs of Video Creation and Marketing for small business - 10/7/2022

October 7, 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
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Nonprofit Panel Discussion: Nonprofit Trends- 10/10/22

October 10, 2022, 11:30am PDT
Online

How do Nonprofit trends affect your organization, your board, and workplace culture?

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Live Event
Online

October 11: Cybersecurity 101 - How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats

October 11, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to identify cybersecurity threats and steps you can take to protect your small business.

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Live Event
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Website Planning 101: Take your first step to website success! - 10/12/22

October 12, 2022, 10:00am PDT

Ready for a new website? Whether you're building it yourself or you decide to work with a pro, getting organized is the key to your website's success!

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Live Event
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Financial Statement Basics - 10/13/22

October 13, 2022, 11:00am PDT

The financial health of your business can be better diagnosed if you have a good understanding of basic financial terms and the purpose of key financial statements.

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Live Event
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Should I Start a Business? - 10/14/2022

October 14, 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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Online

Nonprofit Panel: Establishing Your Brand, What is Your Story?- 10/17/22

October 17, 2022, 11:30am PDT
Online

Establishing Your Brand, What is Your Story?

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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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