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

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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Nonprofit Seminar: Major Gift Fundraising - 12/06/2021

December 6, 2021, 11:00am PST
Online

Major Gift Fundraising is critical to building fundraising resilience and fueling your mission. It also allows you to give your donors the opportunity to make a significant change...

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Online

December 7: What’s Next for Small Businesses as Covid Capital Relief Funds Wind Down?

December 7, 2021, 1:00pm EST

This webinar will cover information you need to know about the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Relief program and other resources.

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Online

Top HR Issues Small Businesses and Non-profits Face - 12/07/21

December 7, 2021, 10:00am PST

Let’s face it – HR is not getting any easier, and it can be especially challenging for small company employers with limited resources. In this seminar we will discuss some of the...

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Online

Be Your Own Boss: A free Hands-On Business Exploration Workshop - 12/09/2021

December 9, 2021, 6:30am PST

Learn how building wealth and equity through business ownership while keeping a full-time job/business is a viable option in today’s market.

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Online

December 9: Conversion-Boosting Strategies: Simple Changes that Can Help Grow Online Sales

December 9, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Common reasons customers abandon carts and simple, strategic changes you can make – including user experience tips, returns solutions and more.

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Online

Small Business Accounting - 12/09/21

December 9, 2021, 11:00am PST

Understanding accounting for small businesses is one of the keys to growth and success of your business, and our regular seminars can provide you with the accounting knowledge you...

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Online

Should I Start a Business? - 12/10/21 - C0405

December 10, 2021, 9:30am PST

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

Starting Your Nonprofit: How, Why, and All Those Logistics - 12/13/2021

December 13, 2021, 11:00am PST
Online

You have a great idea. You think it will make a great nonprofit! But how do you get started? Can you evaluate whether your idea will succeed?

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Live Event
Online

December 14: The New Must Have Marketing Strategy For 2022

December 14, 2021, 1:00pm EST

2022 will bring in some fundamental changes to the way we market our products and services, requiring us to adjust strategies, campaigns, and budget.

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Live Event
Online

Email Marketing Quickstart - 12/15/21

December 15, 2021, 10:00am PST

Let's have a discussion on The Power of Referrals. Recognized as the best source for new customers, Word-of-mouth referrals are critical for small business success yet few...

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Online

December 16: Google My Business for Home-Based Business Owners - Get Found Without Using Your Home Address

December 16, 2021, 1:00pm EST

This session is tailored to the unique needs of entrepreneurs who do not have a storefront but want to capitalize on the benefits of Google search.

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Online

Plan Your Website for Online Success - 12/16/21

December 16, 2021, 12:00pm PST

You know you need a website for your business. But, how do you set it up for online success? First, you need to have a solid plan in place. Fortunately, this webinar will help...

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Online

December 28: Critical Questions & Information Needed to Do Proper Business Planning

December 28, 2021, 1:00pm EST

Starting a business is a tough decision and needs proper planning. We'll cover the essentials of creating a business plan through a simple step-by-step process.

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Online

January 6: 2022's Hottest Businesses, Markets & Trends

January 6, 2022, 1:00pm EST

The start of a new year is the perfect time for small business owners and startups to learn the newest business trends and startup ideas.

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January 13: Building a Hybrid Cloud for Your Growing Business

January 13, 2022, 1:00pm EST

Explore options, approaches, and limitations to the various types of technologies available as you scale from a single server or cloud application to many.

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Volunteer with SCORE Silicon Valley

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!

 

SCORE for All

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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SCORE for All

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

 

Meet Our Chapter Sponsors

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City National Bank

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