We’re Here for The Life of Your Business.

Whether you are thinking about starting a new business or looking to grow your existing business, our experienced counselors are highly qualified to provide the advice and tools to help you succeed.

Counselor Experience

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice.Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.

These SCORE mentors will help you start and grow your business through free and confidential business advice online and in person. They have been started or worked as senior managers in the following companies:

  • Balance Bar Company
  • Bank of America
  • Baskin Robbins
  • Best Foods
  • Boeing
  • Carrows Restaurants
  • Columbia Pictures
  • General Motors
  • Gillette
  • Hughes
  • Jamba Juice
  • Levi Strauss
  • Mattel Toys
  • Macy’s Department Stores
  • Mennen Company
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Neutrogena
  • Noah's Bagels
  • Santa Barbara Staffing

Starting a New Business or Growing your Current Business

  • Built two companies from nothing toannual sales of $6 Mil each
  • Co-founded a hi-tech firm and grew it to annualrevenue of $7 Mil
  • Helped to form and fund 400 new businesses
  • Designed and delivered technology solutions/strategies for four start-ups
  • Launched a cigar store and lounge, earning revenues of over $300k in six mos
  • Launched a consulting company and a gift ware importing company

Raising Money

  • TechCoastAngels, a group providing15million dollarsinstartupcapital per year
  • Restructured financial planning for a non-profitand identified new sources of income.
  • Raised $65 million in convertible debt.
  • Led the company in adding low-cost credit facilities totaling $50 million.
  • Reduced accounts receivables through accelerated collections through targeted information systems and collection processes.

Sales and Marketing

  • Boosted an advertising agency’s annual incomefrom one to $12 Million.
  • Developed marketing campaigns growing three differentfood chainstores 50%.
  • Created successful apparel brands for major USdepartment stores.
  • Created information systems, practices and sales and margin incentive programs that increased the bottom line by over 50% within two years.

Business Management

  • Started and grew an equipment manufacturer toone million dollars in sales.
  • Developed teams and systems that enabled and supported 3 staffing companies to grow over 100% in three years.
  • As President and CFO, led the development and launch of a high tech company, raising $13 million in an IPO and growing staff from 8 to 60 within six months.
  • Grew company's revenue by 10+% for three years.