Welcome to Silicon Valley SCORE

Silicon Valley SCORE offers FREE business mentoring, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business.

For the Life of Your Business

We are a chapter of a nationwide organization called SCORE, which operates under the auspices of the Small Business Administration of the federal government. SCORE's mission is to grow successful small businesses across America, one business at a time. We are a nonprofit association dedicated to helping businesses get off the ground and more mature businesses to identify problems and make positive changes for continued growth.  We do this through mentoring and education.  There is no charge for consulting and mentoring; our classes, workshops and seminars are modestly priced.

The Silicon Valley Chapter of SCORE has approximately 50 members dedicated to assisting small businesses to grow and prosper. Our volunteers are experienced business people with diverse backgrounds. Many started and grew their own successful businesses; some were corporate managers and executives; and others have experience with non-profit organizations or government contracting.

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

Skilled Counselors for Business Consulting, Mentoring and Training

Our consultants' skills, to name a few, include accounting, business law, consumer products, consulting, financial planning, franchising, government contracting,  human resources, Internet businesses, marketing, non profit management, operations, publishing, retail sales, strategic planning, sales, and technology.

Our Business Seminars cover the most important topics needed to start and build your business. The are taught by SCORE's subject matter experts as well as industry professionals who currently own businesses or teach in the San Jose / Silicon Valley area.

Silicon Valley SCORE also provides occasional business counseling at various Chambers of Commerce.

Silicon Valley SCORE covers Santa Clara County. Three nearby chapters are San Francisco SCORE,  East Bay SCORE, and Santa Cruz SCORE. You may find other SCORE locations by clicking here.