Business Skills Seminars Covering Important Topics for Business Owners

Silicon Valley SCORE's small business classes offer expert help for any business by providing financial guidance, advertising and marketing ideas, methods of generating business goals, and developing managerial skills for small businesses and non-profits alike. SCORE counselors are business consultants and mentors who provide expertise and suggest resources for the growth and success of your business.

In addition to the classes on specific issues, we host a full day "Small Business Boot Camp" workshop which covers an array of topics in an interactive workshop environment. This is a must for the first time entrepreneur. It provides the participant with an overview of what it means to be a business owner.

The topic specific classes provided by Silicon Valley SCORE offer key critical information for all aspects of small business:

  • Legal requirements
  • Cash control
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Managing employees
  • Marketing
  • Internet marketing
  • Social media
  • Business planning
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Quickbooks
  • and more...
  • SCORE also has a series of classes that specialize in the unique problems of nonprofit organizations including funding, and fiscal management.Our SCORE volunteers who teach our classes have lifetime expertise in a variety of industries and markets, and volunteer their time offering that experience to small businesses and startups to ensure success. We also bring in professionals such as attorneys, accounts, business brokers, insurance agents and many others to help our clients. 

  • And, in partnership with the San Jose Library, we offer a series of Free seminars on Simple Steps for Growing Your Business -

Veterans may attend all classes (except Quickbooks) at no charge. See class description page for a link to click if coupons are available for that class.



Classes are held at
Silicon Valley SCORE's main office - 234 East Gish Road,
San Jose. 
Go to 2nd building.
Plenty of free parking.

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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

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Registration fees may be paid for by PayPal (on-line or at the door). PayPal accepts major Credit Cards if you do not have an account with them.
  If for some reason you cannot attend and wish a refund, send us a note to
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You may request a full refund. Prices subject to change.
** The Small Business Boot Camp is sometimes offered on Saturdays.
** Quickbooks seminar takes place over two consecutive Saturdays.  Date shown is for the first Saturday.
** Export-Import Seminar is taught by East Bay SCORE in San Jose on occasion