Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE Central Valley mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost. Below you can browse through mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form, and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Request a Mentor

Don't have the time to browse mentor profiles? — 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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Success Stories

SCORE Central Valley has helped thousands of business founders fulfill their dreams to start, build & grow thriving businesses. See what our clients have to say!

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THE NEXT SUCCESS COULD BE YOURS!

In 2020, SCORE Central Valley mentors helped start 91 new businesses, create 288 new jobs and provided 2,638 chapter services including mentoring sessions provided and workshop attendees. 

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MENTORING WORKS!

Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth. Get started on your small business journey, and find your mentor today!

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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Our Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Human Resources Strategy & Planning
I believe buying a business is not a gamble! It is in fact a calculated risk. As I became competent with the subject of... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing
I want to help SCORE clients find solutions to their problems and find answers; to help clients improve their decision... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Human Resources Legal Issues Operations
I can help you with franchised and non-franchised businesses, buying/selling businesses, as well as a host of finance/... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Government Regulations & Contracting Legal Issues Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Other Strategy & Planning Technology
.business planning, government planning, veteran follow up, etc Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Recently retired after 29 years and President/CEO Cen-Cal Financial a CDC funding SBA 504 Loans. Bob, is well known... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital Franchising Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Retail marketing, HR, operations, branding, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution. Real estate development... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit
I have experience with non-profit boards and management and can consult with board members and executive directors. I... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Technology
If you own a start-up or already in business, marketing is a vital factor in the success of your business. Marketing in... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Business Plans Accounting and computer systems Cash Flows Financial statements Humand resources needed Marketing and... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
Developing is my passion. I can help bring your vision to life. Read More >