Due to Covid-19 Precautions

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

We’re here to help you succeed.

Silicon Valley SCORE offers free, personal, confidential consulting and mentoring for small businesses.

 

Get Started!

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

Use the free form  box "Business questions" in your request form to tell us about your business so we can match you with the right consultant.  You may also specify a consultant you wish to meet.  Tell us if there are dates, times and locations that work best for you.

One-hour consulting appointments are available between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM most business days.  We also have periodic availability on Tuesday late afternoon and some Saturday mornings.

4701 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
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We also meet at many Chamber of Commerce offices in Santa Clara County (see below).

If you have an evolving idea for a new business, are in the start-up stage or need help growing an existing business, make an appointment for our free, personalized and confidential consulting and mentoring. 

Consulting is for those just getting started or within the first two years of launch.

Mentoring is a long term relationship for those in business two or more years.  Appointments may be scheduled at your place of business.

Nonprofit organizations will  benefit by meeting with our specialized consultants.   We provide assistance in strategic planning, individualized guidance, webinars and classes designed for the unique challenges facing these organizations. 

SCORE's business mentoring and consulting is always free. Use it as often as you feel is necessary and beneficial. Use one of the options below to request an appointment or call us today at 408-453-6237 for more information.

Chambers of Commerce - click name for website Phone Number
Silicon Valley SCORE 1-408-453-6237
Campbell Chamber of Commerce 1-408-378-6252
Cupertino Chamber of Commerce 1-408-252-7054
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce 1-650-948-1455
Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce 1-408-354-9300
Milpitas Chamber of Commerce 1-408-262-2613
Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce 1-408-779-9444
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce 1-650-968-8378
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce 1-650-324-3121
Silicon Valley Organization (San Jose) Chamber of Commerce 1-408-291-5250
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce 1-408-244-8244 x201
Saratoga Chamber of Commerce 1-408-867-0753
Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce 1-408-736-4971
Mid-Peninsula Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 1-650-321 2193
Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce 1-408-288-8806

Our Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow
Dr. John Edwards has over 30 years of management experience with both for-profit and nonprofit businesses. His... Read More >
Legal Issues
I can help you design the product, business, and roadmap, using both technologies, tools, and industry practices. I... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I can help you identify your competitive advantage and then translate those advantages into actions and programs which... Read More >
Other
Kathy has more than twenty years experience in most aspects of general management/operations in the media, SAAS... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I am qualified to assist entrepreneurs that wish to start their own business or grow an existing business. Areas of... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Helen has 46 years of experience in the computer software industry, in development, sales, technical sales and industry... Read More >
Buying or Selling a Business
Mel has spent the past 30 years helping people buy and sell businesses. He has been involved in transactions for such... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I have worked in the high-tech industry in the Valley and abroad for over 30 years, in areas involving the Internet,... Read More >
Operations
Ray uses his operational experience in Product Development, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Service and... Read More >
Legal Issues
I can help you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. I... Read More >
Other
Pat has nearly thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry, gaining expertise in program management, project... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Twenty-five years experienced entrepreneurial high-tech executive with global experience in strategic and functional... Read More >
Other
Ted J Cooper I can help a high-tech or medical startup get out their first product. I have done this for three new... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Marketing strategy and tactics, competitive analysis and differentation, pricing considerations, audience... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Itai Turbahn is a senior director of product management at Juul Labs where he runs retail technologies. He was... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I will help you grow and manage your B2B and B2C business and guide you on how to raise capital funding for your start-... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Bill can help new and existing small business owners in establishing and analyzing financial systems, including... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Gary was with HP for 30 years, holding positions as R... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I have the unique blend of retail and small business ownership coupled with large corporate accounting, banking and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I hope to be of value as a mentor and assist in problem solving, business strategy, business growth, exit strategy, etc... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Mark Levi spent his career in the Marketing and Sales arena, with positions as salesman, sales manager, marketing... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I can help you with the key financial aspects of your business - set up, monitor, and projected cash flows (inflows/... Read More >
Human Resources
I can help to flesh out new product and service ideas, perform market analysis, manage hardware and software... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
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 >
Human Resources
Provide individual consulting, with step-by-step guidance on human resource management, program/project management. Read More >
Other
Milt has many years of experience in employee compensation and evaluation, strategic planning, accounting, financial... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
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 >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Coco Zhong has extensive small business background. In her early 20’s, she was a business owner of a clothing retail... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help you target who your best customers are and the value proposition that your business offers them to get quick... Read More >
Non-Profit
Frank has been a Senior Executive with global experience in the development and manufacture of technology products, in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Danny's professional career includes co-founding a genetic engineering company. His patented gene-transfer systems were... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Dale McKinney has extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer in both financial services and technology companies... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Vinit can assist you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets... Read More >
Operations
I use my experience with media communications systems to help clients in many ways. The development of secure network... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Dinesh has over 20 years of experience in leading and developing technology products at large companies like HP and... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I can help you get results in supply chain matters, contract negotiations, vendor management, proposal development,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
With my many years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, as the owner or CEO of small businesses, a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I can help business owners understand how taxes, revenues and expenses can be managed for business success, and consult... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
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 >
Operations
Ken has extensive experience in the defense electronics business in roles of program management, marketing, government... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Maurice Brewster brings more than 40 years of senior management, entrepreneurship and sales experience. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I can help develop and improve your Financial forecasting, Business Modeling and Budgeting/Planning process. I can... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Chuck as been the Director of Business Development at MAPS/Kalkea, Mobile Web Surf and at Accellion. He was the Vice... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Neal's experience spans 40 years in various industries with companies that developed, manufactured and sold new... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Bill"s experience includes both electrical engineering and general management. He holds degrees from Case and Stanford... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
- Teaching and Consulting - CEO of a consumer electronics company - VP of Corp M A of an industrial products supplier... Read More >
Human Resources
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 >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Scott has 35 years in sales, marketing and management for high tech companies. He was the VP of partnerships at a crowd... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Arnie spent 30 years with IBM as an application programmer analyst. Enrolled to Practice before the IRS (E.A.) Fellow... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I commit to help you with marketing, customer service, strategy, business plan, and management/leadership skills in... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I foster growth, competitiveness, funding and financial performance by applying clear vision, articulating product... Read More >
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 >
Other
Doug spent over 40 years in aerospace/defense in program management with profit and loss responsibility, business... Read More >
Operations
Operations, business plans, project management, and software implementations present challenges I can help you overcome... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I can help improve business performance in marketing, sales and customer focus for hardware, software and service... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Nadera Alam is a seasoned international executive with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in multiple... Read More >
Non-Profit
Bharat is a mentor at Founders Space, an incubator and accelerator in San Francisco. published author of “Recipe for... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I have been with SCORE since 2011 and have consulted with a variety of clients including a Private Jet Service and a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Karun is a business expert who can help you with creating and implementing the "CORE" side of a business - identifying... Read More >