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SCORE Central Coast Business Mentors

SCORE Central Coast Business Mentors

About Us

SCORE Central Coast Business mentors are entrepreneurs with real world experience to share. We have helped over 10 million small business owners since 1964. Free and confidential. Our Mission is to help foster small business communities through mentoring and education. Our Vision is We aim to give every person the support they need to thrive as a small business owner. Our Values are Clients Matter.

At SCORE, we know that everyone has a mission in life, and ours is to help you achieve yours. Whether you’re a current or prospective business owner looking for guidance, a partner business looking to assist us in our mission, or a volunteer with experience to share, we’ll help you meet your match. Are you facing multiple business challenges? No problem, SCORE doesn’t limit the number of free counseling sessions.

SCORE Central Coast, has been counseling small businesses and nonprofitsIn Santa Cruz and Monterey counties since 1990. We are an active chapter and have more than 20 volunteers. Our mentors are experienced business founders and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help potential business entrepreneurs, existing business managers, and non-profit executives achieve success. SCORE mentors provide you with in-depth, relevant, practical advice on the feasibility and implementation requirements of an idea or plan, and can help you solve the problems that go with building a successful enterprise. Our reward is delivery of useful advice in a manner that serves you well.


Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, we are able to deliver our mentoring services (face to face, video, or via Email), tools and templates at no charge. Additionally, low cost educational workshops (both online and local) are offered throughout the year.