National SCORE Association
Founded October 5, 1964 in Washington, DC as part of the SBA (Small
Business Administration) to provide hands-on management assistance and
training to small or new potential businesses.
Since its foundation in 1964, SCORE
Assisted more than 523,000 people in the last year.
Provided counseling to more than 8.5 million business owners.
Conducted more than 322,000 counseling sessions.
Received 3.2 million visitors through its Web site in the last year.
Helped successful companies, such as Vermont Teddy Bear, Vera Bradley Designs, and Jelly Belly Candy.
Worked with 12,400 working and retired executive volunteers.
Helps create nearly 20,000 new small businesses each year
SCORE San Luis Obispo County
The San Luis Obispo county chapter was formed in 1984 and is
headquartered in San Luis Obispo at 3765 South Higuera,Suite 102,San
Luis Obispo, CA. We are retired and professionally active
executives and business owners who are providing advice to
entrepreneurs that wish to start, fix or expand a business in San Luis
Obispo County. Our payback for the time, expertise and advice we
provide is your success. We want you to be successful!
The mission of SCORE is to provide professional guidance and
information to small or new businesses in order to strengthen our local
economy. This mission is carried out in the following manner:
COUNSELING SESSIONS - No Fee
Through a series of one hour counseling sessions with clients to
review their plans and ideas and provide guidance regarding strategy,
business plans, financing, marketing, etc. To arrange for a
counseling session, please call 547-0779 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORKSHOPS - No Fee
SCORE currently sponsors a workshop (on the third Wednesday of the
month) dedicated to starting a new business at Laverne University, 4119
Broad Street in San Luis Obispo from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. To
reserve your seat, please call 547-0779 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
MENTORING - No Fee
SCORE visits existing businesses on site to better understand their
issues and work with clients in formulating a plan to address these
E-MAIL COUNSELING - No Fee
SCORE provides email counseling for clients who prefer this approach as a means of communications. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
This book - in its seventh edition and available in English and
Spanish - provides information vital to starting a business in SLO
county. It provides the processes and procedures necessary to
begin and run a business and local contacts (government and private)
that provide a smoother implementation of your ideas.
This workbook is available in printed form at all county libraries (reference and circulation) and on this website. Personal copies can also be purchased via this website, from the chambers of commerce in the county and from a SCORE counselor.