SCORE is a uniquely American organization that synthesizes two historic national ideals: entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. Since 1964, SCORE has provided expert volunteer mentoring to more than 11 million entrepreneurs and small business owners. As the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors, SCORE is committed to helping any person succeed in their small business endeavor. Countrywide SCORE has over 10,000 Volunteers serving clients in over 1,500 communities. SCORE Volunteers supported entrepreneurs in starting 32,387 new businesses.

SCORE helps a diverse range of American Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs. Of SCORE’S 2018 client base...

  • 61% were women
  • 36% were minorities
  • 11% were veterans

Your local Santa Barbara County SCORE chapter has 32 volunteers, mentors and subject matter experts. Chapter members are Santa Barbara entrepreneurs, professionals and executives who are available to assist small businesses in the county at every stage - from founding to growing and through transitions. All advisory and mentoring sessions are free! The chapter also organizes educational workshops on a large variety of business subjects ranging from accounting, digital marketing to legal and human resources. 

Please contact us, if you feel that your business can benefit from outside perspectives to resolve problems or get you to the next stage - all at no cost to you and confidential! 

SCORE's Impact in Santa Barbara County and Beyond