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 Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I commit to help you with marketing, customer service, strategy, business plan, and management/leadership skills in... Read More >
Other
Milt has many years of experience in employee compensation and evaluation, strategic planning, accounting, financial... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Operations, business plans, project management, and software implementations present challenges I can help you overcome... Read More >
Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help to flesh out new product and service ideas, perform market analysis, manage hardware and software... Read More >
Legal Issues Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help you design the product, business, and roadmap, using both technologies, tools, and industry practices. I... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
Marketing strategy and tactics, competitive analysis and differentation, pricing considerations, audience... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Maurice Brewster brings more than 40 years of senior management, entrepreneurship and sales experience. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Technology
Itai Turbahn is a senior director of product management at Juul Labs where he runs retail technologies. He was... 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 >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning 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 & Cash Flow
I can help you with the key financial aspects of your business - set up, monitor, and projected cash flows (inflows/... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Technology
I offer specific expertise selling at every level in high-tech startups, I've helped roughly 15 companies with their... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Strategy & Planning Technology
Dinesh has over 20 years of experience in leading and developing technology products at large companies like HP and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
I foster growth, competitiveness, funding and financial performance by applying clear vision, articulating product... Read More >
Legal Issues Technology
Tom has considerable experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, protection of trademarks, copyrights... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can help improve business performance in marketing, sales and customer focus for hardware, software and service... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help develop and improve your Financial forecasting, Business Modeling and Budgeting/Planning process. I can... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
I hope to be of value as a mentor and assist in problem solving, business strategy, business growth, exit strategy, non... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
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 >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I am a management consultant, technology strategist, and program manager working with professional organizations to... Read More >
Non-Profit Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning 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 & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
Bill can help new and existing small business owners in establishing and analyzing financial systems, including... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Legal Issues Other Strategy & Planning
Vinit can assist you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Helen has 46 years of experience in the computer software industry, in development, sales, technical sales and industry... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital Franchising Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I am qualified to assist entrepreneurs that wish to start their own business or grow an existing business. Areas of... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting International Trade Operations Other Strategy & Planning Technology
Doug spent over 40 years in management, business development, marketing, system engineering, product and system... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I have worked in the high-tech industry in the Valley and abroad for over 30 years, in areas involving the Internet,... Read More >
Human Resources Legal Issues Non-Profit Operations Other 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 Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Strategy & Planning
I can help you with business plans, start up assistance, nonprofit business challenges, strategy, operations management... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Twenty-five years experienced entrepreneurial high-tech executive with global experience in strategic and functional... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Karen dedicates her work day educating clients about how to make smart decisions about their wealth management. She... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I can help you get results in supply chain matters, contract negotiations, vendor management, proposal development,... Read More >
International Trade Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
Coco Zhong has extensive small business background. Currently Coco is an owner of an ecommerce/online retail business,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Strategy & Planning
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, Public Relations & Sales
I can help you with sales, and negotiations and time management. I have 20 years selling computer hardware and... Read More >
Other
*** Pat is NOT AVAILABLE at this time.*** *** Pat has nearly thirty years of experience in the aerospace industry,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Dale McKinney has extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer in both financial services and technology companies... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I can help you identify your competitive advantage and then translate those advantages into actions and programs which... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
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 Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Karun is a business expert who can help you with creating and implementing the "CORE" side of a business - identifying... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Legal Issues Technology
I can help you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets. I... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
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 Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Legal Issues Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning 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 Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing 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 >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Mark Levi spent his career in the Marketing and Sales arena, with positions as salesman, sales manager, marketing... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Human Resources Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Neal's experience spans 40 years in various industries with companies that developed, manufactured and sold new... Read More >
Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Frank has been a Senior Executive with global experience in the development and manufacture of technology products, in... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Ray uses his operational experience in Product Development, Business Development, Marketing, Customer Service and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
Nadera Alam is a seasoned international executive with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in multiple... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Danny's professional career includes co-founding a genetic engineering company. His patented gene-transfer systems were... 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 >
Accounting & Cash Flow Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
*** John is NOT AVAILABLE at this time.*** *** Dr. John Edwards has over 30 years of management experience with both... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I use my experience with media communications systems to help clients in many ways. The development of secure network... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Gary was with HP for 30 years, holding positions as R... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting
Bill"s experience includes both electrical engineering and general management. He holds degrees from Case and Stanford... Read More >
Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital Franchising 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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