Get Free Expert Help from SCORE Silicon Valley to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Silicon Valley mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost to you.

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  • New to your business?  Request a face-to-face meeting in the first box below and complete the online form.
  • In business more than two years?  Request Long Term Mentoring in the second box below. 
  • Looking for an answer to a specific question?   Search using "Email Mentors" for areas of expertise and contact one by using the third box below.

Due to Covid-19 Precautions

Mentoring and classes are currently being conducted via phone, email or video. In-Person mentoring is limited.

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Request a Mentor

New to your business? — Fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with a mentor and assist you in setting up a free mentoring appointment.

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Long Term Mentoring

In business for two years or more and need the expertise to grow or resolve issues in your business? — We offer Existing Business Mentoring.

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Browse Mentors

Do you have specific criteria and want to explore in more detail? — Find your mentor by filtering your search by location, communication method, language, expertise, and industry.

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MENTORING WORKS!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

Our Mentors

Business Plan Import & Export Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development
I can guide entrepreneur's from start to success with my experience in various industries/countries. Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Strategy Development Technology
I’ve worked for six startups (two as a founder) and recognize the importance of outside expertise to success. I am... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Import & Export
Share my experience in the workforce, with new starters and help them achieve their aspirations. With over 30 years of... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Import & Export Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I can help you evaluate your business ideas, identify strategy and convert to tactical plans; providing you with the... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I commit to help you with marketing, customer service, strategy, business plan, and management/leadership skills in... Read More >
Management & Operations
Milt has many years of experience in employee compensation and evaluation, strategic planning, accounting, financial... Read More >
Management & Operations Product Development Technology
Operations, business plans, project management, and software implementations present challenges I can help you overcome... Read More >
Human Resources Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I can help to flesh out new product and service ideas, perform market analysis, manage hardware and software... Read More >
Legal Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I can help you design the product, business, and roadmap, using both technologies, tools, and industry practices. I... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
Marketing strategy and tactics, competitive analysis and differentation, pricing considerations, audience... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Technology
Itai Turbahn is a senior director of product management at Juul Labs where he runs retail technologies. He was... Read More >
Management & Operations
I can help you to grow and manage the sales of your B2B business. I am a senior sales and business development... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
With my many years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, as the owner or CEO of small businesses, a... Read More >
Accounting & Finance
I can help you with the key financial aspects of your business - set up, monitor, and projected cash flows (inflows/... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Strategy Development Technology
Dinesh has over 20 years of experience in leading and developing technology products at large companies like HP and... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations
I foster growth, competitiveness, funding and financial performance by applying clear vision, articulating product... Read More >
Marketing Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development
I can help improve business performance in marketing, sales and customer focus for hardware, software and service... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I can help develop and improve your Financial forecasting, Business Modeling and Budgeting/Planning process. I can... Read More >
Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations Strategy Development
I hope to be of value as a mentor and assist in problem solving, business strategy, business growth, exit strategy, non... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Strategy Development
I can help you grow your start, grow, and manage your e-retail business and guide you and your team through the steps... Read More >
Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
Ted J Cooper I can help a high-tech or medical startup get out their first product. I have worked with a number of... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Strategy Development Tax Planning
Bill can help new and existing small business owners in establishing and analyzing financial systems, including... Read More >
Legal Management & Operations Business Plan Strategy Development
Vinit can assist you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets... Read More >
Business Plan Human Resources Product Development Strategy Development Marketing Technology
I can help you with improving business performance in the areas of business planning, business strategy, software... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Franchising Funding/Loans Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
I am qualified to assist entrepreneurs that wish to start their own business or grow an existing business. Areas of... Read More >
Government Regulations Management & Operations Import & Export Strategy Development Technology
Doug spent over 40 years in management, business development, marketing, system engineering, product and system... Read More >
Legal Management & Operations Human Resources Technology
I can help you to stay focused on your business priorities and at the same keep the big picture in view and being... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Strategy Development
I can help you with business plans, start up assistance, nonprofit business challenges, strategy, operations management... Read More >
Business Plan Product Development Technology
Twenty-five years experienced entrepreneurial high-tech executive with global experience in strategic and functional... Read More >
Accounting & Finance
Karen dedicates her work day educating clients about how to make smart decisions about their wealth management. She... Read More >
Human Resources
Provide individual consulting, with step-by-step guidance on human resource management, program/project management. Read More >
Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Technology
I can help you get results in supply chain matters, contract negotiations, vendor management, proposal development,... Read More >
Import & Export Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
Coco Zhong has extensive small business background. Currently Coco is an owner of an ecommerce/online retail business,... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Strategy Development
Jerry has many years of experience in finance and operations working for IBM. He is been a business unit CFO and held a... Read More >
Marketing
I can help you with sales, and negotiations and time management. I have 20 years selling computer hardware and... Read More >
Management & Operations
*** Pat is NOT AVAILABLE at this time.*** *** Pat has nearly thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry,... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan
Dale McKinney has extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer in both financial services and technology companies... Read More >
Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
I can help you identify your competitive advantage and then translate those advantages into actions and programs which... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development
Chuck as been the Director of Business Development at MAPS/Kalkea, Mobile Web Surf and at Accellion. He was the Vice... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Marketing
Karun is a business expert who can help you with creating and implementing the "CORE" side of a business - identifying... Read More >
Government Regulations Legal
I can help you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. I... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
After a career as a CPA, Ray was CEO of a small business and was able to grow sales dramatically to with higher levels... Read More >
Business Plan Funding/Loans Legal Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I will help you grow and manage your B2B and B2C business and guide you on how to raise venture capital or angel... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development Technology
I have been with SCORE since 2011 and have consulted with a variety of clients including a Private Jet Service and a... Read More >
Product Development Strategy Development Marketing Technology
Mark Levi spent his career in the Marketing and Sales arena, with positions as salesman, sales manager, marketing... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Business Plan Customer Service Human Resources Product Development Strategy Development
Neal's experience spans 40 years in various industries with companies that developed, manufactured and sold new... Read More >
Management & Operations Product Development
Frank has been a Senior Executive with global experience in the development and manufacture of technology products, in... Read More >
Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
Ray uses his operational experience in Product Development, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Service and... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations
Nadera Alam is a seasoned international executive with over 28 years of entrepreneurial experience in multiple... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development
Danny's professional career includes co-founding a genetic engineering company. His patented gene-transfer systems were... Read More >
Accounting & Finance
Arnie spent 30 years with IBM as an application programmer analyst. Enrolled to Practice before the IRS (E.A.) Fellow... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Human Resources Product Development Marketing Technology
Dr. John Edwards has over 30 years of management experience with both for-profit and nonprofit businesses. His... Read More >
Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I use my experience with media communications systems to help clients in many ways. The development of secure network... Read More >
Business Plan Product Development Strategy Development Technology
Gary was with HP for 30 years, holding positions as R... Read More >
Business Plan Government Regulations
Bill"s experience includes both electrical engineering and general management. He holds degrees from Case and Stanford... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Franchising Funding/Loans Management & Operations
Mel has spent over 32 years helping people buy and sell businesses. He has done independent market valuations of all... Read More >

Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

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