Hi. My name is Karen Calcagno. I run a consulting business and have owned and operated local auto services businesses over the past four decades. Several years ago, I joined SCORE to “pay it forward” to the community by sharing my expertise. In 2005, I led a group of volunteers in the formation of our Santa Cruz County SCORE chapter. Since then the membership has grown to 20 people.

Since inception, we have delivered free business counseling to thousands of local small business clients and delivered hundreds of low cost workshops. You may have heard about us in the news, on KSCO, or seen us at one of the local business fairs. Some things you may or may not know:

  • The local small business community is thriving and values advice from experienced business people of all backgrounds

  • Santa Cruz County SCORE has been recognized as one of the top SCORE Chapters out of 300+ Chapters and 10,000+ volunteers nationwide.

  • We are looking for a few successful business men and women to join our team! The small business community will benefit from your expertise and you will enjoy the experience!

Call us at (831) 621-3735 or go to our website to learn more and see what our volunteers have to say about their experience with SCORE:

Thanks for your help in supporting this vital link in the growth of the small business community in Santa Cruz County.

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 Karen  Calcagno

Karen Calcagno is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded, operated, and profitably sold a number of businesses in diverse fields. These include automotive services, gas and oil sales, a car wash, an auto dealership, a gift shop, commercial real estate, property management, as well as family business coaching, mediation, facilitation, and training. She founded and served as Executive Director...

Founder , SCORE SCCS

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