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.
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.
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.
Our San Jose office is open most business days from 9AM to 1PM. We are sometimes open in early evenings and Saturdays for appointments and classes.
Silicon Valley SCORE is located at 234 East Gish Road, Suite 100 in San Jose, 95112. (Be careful to use the East Gish Road that intersects with North First Street). As you enter the parking lot, please go to the second building towards to back. There is plenty of free parking. (Click map to see Google map version)
Our phone number during business hours is 408-453-6237. Email can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Silicon Valley SCORE also provides occasional business counseling at various Chambers of Commerce.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please click here
Directions to Silicon Valley SCORE office:
Use North 1st Street Exit from Highway 880 and head North. Turn Right at East Gish.
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Use North 1st Street Exit from Highway 101 and head South. Turn Left at East Gish.
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From Highway 87
take the Airport (Skyport) Exit,
head East, Right on North 1st,
Left on East Gish