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 SCORE Central Coast

SCORE Central Coast serves entrepreneurs in:

  • Aptos
  • Capitola
  • Monterey
  • Salinas
  • Santa Cruz
  • And more!

Sign up to Receive Simple Steps to Growing Your Business

We know that starting a business is not easy but also that growing one can be even harder. Sign up for our email list to receive SCORE's free 100-page eBook Simple Steps to Growing Your Business. This guide is designed to help you assess your business and reach your marketing, financial and operations goals. 

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... Read more

Advice for Nonprofits

Tap into years of non-profit experience with your own SCORE mentoring team. Our counselors work with your organization to understand the core issues and develop a collaborative,... 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

Our Mentors

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Al Carman gained much of his business experience in the Residential Real Estate field, first as an award-winning... Read More >
Human Resources
Richard has 40 years of small business management experience and has created successful and sustainable sales teams... Read More >
My professional experience is with online marketing. I've had a digital marketing agency for 5 years. I am especially... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
For nonprofit organizations, I can assist with board development, organization structure, finance. For all, I can... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I am looking for opportunities to “give back” after over 40 years running successful business operations. I am recently... Read More >
Product Development & Manufacturing
Joey Tuttle is a research and development executive with superb ability to find innovative solutions to complex... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Currently a Real Estate Broker with previous experience founding, owning and operating a Computer IT company, Sales and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
John Yost, the founder and owner of ProCompass Management services, has been helping companies and individuals address... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Karen Calcagno is a serial entrepreneur who has founded, operated, and profitably sold a number of businesses in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Jack Zahorsky is an engineering graduate who, after holding various engineering positions and obtaining an MBA,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
Sales and Marketing in Transportation and Logistics field, Silicon Valley, CA Management in operations, finance,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help mentor folks who are trying to start a variety of different kinds of businesses. I've worked in Corporate... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Seasoned Sales and Marketing executive with 30+ years of experience. Strong sales training and development skills... Read More >
Leader with over 14 years of experience. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Having been self-employed since high school, I feel I can offer others some insight and help. My primary business is... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I am excited about to share my knowledge growing businesses to help local entrepreneurs. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
More than 35 years of public sector experience, more than twenty of which in executive management positions. Focus has... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I can help the entrepreneur develop a business plan with financial projections, help a business in trouble, and expand... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
David Harken has spent 34 years in various financial and managerial positions in the advertising industry. David earned... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting
I would love to be able to help small businesses or sole proprietors start, grow, and maintain their enterprises. Read More >