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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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 

SCORE is committed to helping AAPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. To help aspiring Asian American and Pacific Islander small business owners achieve their goals, SCORE offers FREE mentoring, tools and resources in our hub for AAPI Entrepreneurs.

Visit SCORE for AAPI 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

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Making Sense of Online Marketing: A simple checklist for success - 5/18/22

May 18, 2022, 10:00am PDT

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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May 19: Expert Insights for Asian American and Pacific Islander Small Business Owners

May 19, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month we are joined by three speakers who will be sharing tips, strategies, and information that can help grow your business.

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Live Event
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Using Google My Business to boost your SEO - 5/19/2022

May 19, 2022, 12:00pm PDT

Do you know how your credit score affects your ability to secure funding for your business?

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Google Workspace (G Suite) by Google: Software Tools for Your Business - 5/20/22

May 20, 2022, 10:00am PDT

In this workshop, we will explore common IT software tools you need as a small business or consultant and how Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) can meet those needs.

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Nonprofit Panel: Operating a Nonprofit Business without a Paid ExecutiveDirector

May 23, 2022, 10:00am PDT
Online

This is a panel discussion. A short presentation by panelists followed by an open roundtable with all participants.

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May 24: You Created a Business Plan, Now What?

May 24, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

So you have created your business plan. Now what?. In this webinar, you will learn the next step, how to execute your business plan.

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May 31: How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business

May 31, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar you will learn about the small business grant landscape, the different types of grants, what you should consider and how to apply for funding.

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Live Event
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Nonprofit Seminar: Fundraisers and Compliance Issues - 6/2/22

June 2, 2022, 2:00pm PDT
Online

This is not a tax class. Instead, this class reviews the responsibilities of nonprofit organizations to properly solicit funds and provide tools to help donors be compliant with...

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Diversity Equity & Inclusion Introduction - 6/6/22

June 6, 2022, 11:30am PDT

If we want to be a place where innovation and ingenuity thrives, Diversity Equity and Inclusion must take center stage in everything we do.

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Live Event
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Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Startup Basics and Business - 6/6/22

June 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. The first in a four part series. This is a free live webinar series..

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Building a Consulting Business - 6/7/22

June 7, 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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Website Planning 101: Take your first step to website success! - 6/8/22

June 8, 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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June 9: Your Marketing Roadmap - Get in the Marketing Mindset

June 9, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 1 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the key principles you must know before leveraging your marketing tactics.

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Live Event
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Financial Statement Basics - 6/09/22

June 9, 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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Wealth-Building in California: Asset-building in a modern economy - 6/9/22

June 9, 2022, 2:00pm PDT

Creating wealth as a small business owner is no easy feat. This is especially true if you are a business owner of color, a woman, or located in a rural area.

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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.

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