Free Small Business Advice for the Life of Your Business

LOCAL SCORE MENTORS help small businesses in every stage. Whether you are starting out or wanting to grow, SCORE provides guidance in Business Analysis, Marketing, Finance, Sales and Business Development.


Small Business Relief: Payroll Protection Program - Update April 7, 2020

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) INFORMATION FOR BORROWERS Eligibility, Terms, and Application Details Have Been Published by the US Treasury   Download PPP Fact Sheet Read more

Small Business Relief: SBA EIDL Disaster Loan Assistance

As of March 18, 2020 Santa Barbara County is declared an affected disaster area. SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizatio Read more


Resources for Small Businesses during the COVID-19 Crisis - last updated 3/31/2020

The Covid-19 crisis continues to create unprecedented challenges for individuals, families, communities and businesses. Read more

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Actions to Take Immediately in an Approaching Business Crisis

Some of the topics SCORE speakers are discussing in this webinar: Importance of managing your cash flow How to reduce expenses How to manage your payroll Read more

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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.

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Register today for our FREE business training. We provide 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.

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As a SCORE volunteer you can give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs. SCORE volunteers help entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. 

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