Your Vision + Our Expertise = Your Business Success

SCORE volunteers are entrepreneurs with real world experience to share. We have helped over 10 million small business owners since 1964. 
Free and confidential.

Connect with Santa Cruz County SCORE

Free Mentoring

Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of our mentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.

Find a Mentor


Register today for low-cost  local business training. We provide online education on a variety of business topics including marketing, finance and accounting, management, and others. Get instruction from a local expert and connect with other business owners in the community.

Take A Workshop

Free Resources

If you’re looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

Browse Resources

Roux Dat

Chad credits his mentor, Rich Hill, with providing extremely insightful, practical advice, not just in refining the business plan, but in advising on how to cost out supplies and i

Advice for Nonprofits

Tap into years of non-profit experience with your own SCORE mentoring team. Read more

A SCORE mentor and/or participation in a workshop will prepare you for an evaluation your credit worthiness.

New businesses seeking financing

SBDC can help secure financing if your existing business needs a cash infusion.

Existing business in need of cash infusion

A SCORE counselor can help improve profitability by increasing sales or improving operation.

Existing businesses with cash flow challenges

Help Make Dreams Come True - Become a SCORE Volunteer

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Become A Volunteer