234 East Gish Road, Suite 100
San Jose, California 95112

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Small Business Consulting and Mentoring

Silicon Valley SCORE offers free, personal, confidential consulting and mentoring for small businesses. If you have an idea for a new business, if you are just starting a new business, or have been in business and want help in growing your business, we invite you to take advantage of our free consulting and mentoring. For Non- Profits, we can help with Strategic Planning. Our experienced volunteers have lifetime expertise in a variety of industries and markets and will work with you to help you. These personal sessions will give you an opportunity to explain your unique requirements and receive personalized information and guidance.

SCORE's business mentoring and consulting is always free and you can use it as often as you feel is necessary and helpful. Call us today at 408-453-6237 to schedule an initial appointment. Or may simply click here to schedule your appointment on line.

 View Consultant Bios and Availabillity

You can search and request a Consultant that can address your questions.  Specify that you want to meet this Consultant in the appointment request form in the 'Business Questions'.

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Individual and Personal Counseling - Take advantage of our individual, personal, confidential small business consulting. This is your opportunity to meet with two of our experienced consultants for an hour. You may schedule as many follow-up sessions as needed. This service is always free. We try to match you with consultants who best meet your needs. We have specialists on a variety of topics, such as technology, franchises, nonprofits, accounting, intellectual property, etc. You can also request specific consultant, either based on their expertise or ones with whom you have previously met. See below for the list of locations where we offer consulting. All consulting appointments are made through our SCORE office by phone or on line. To schedule on-line click here

email counseling
email Consulting - You can receive help from SCORE consultants from anywhere in the country via email. The many advantages include working from your own computer at a time convenient to you and you can request consultings with specific background and knowledge. The system will pair you with the appropriate consultant. As with all consulting services, it is free.
Takes you to National SCORE site

Mentoring at your existing business

Long Term Mentoring and Consulting - For small business owners who have been in business for more than two years and need business consulting to grow their businesses, we offer Existing Business Mentoring. One or more consultants will meet with you at your place of business to better understand the issues that you are facing. This can develop into a long-term relationship in order to help guide your success. This service, as with the other consulting services, is free.

Watch our video featuring one of our Success Stories


"SCORE counselors provide the unbiased, independent perspective that can help us evaluate our options and plans.”

Terry Liu & Dr. Hong-sun Liu, Quanta Laboratories

Silicon Valley SCORE's main office - 234 East Gish Road,
San Jose. 
Go to 2nd building.
Plenty of free parking.

234 E. Gish
Click on Map to see Google Version

Use North 1st Street Exit from Highway 880 and head North.  Turn Right at East Gish.
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Use North 1st Street Exit from Highway 101 and head South.  Turn Left at East Gish.
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From Highway 87
take the Airport (Skyport) Exit,
head East, Right on North 1st,
Left on East Gish
Mentoring (Counseling) Locations - click name for website Number to call for appointments
Silicon Valley SCORE (San Jose) 1-408-453-6237
Campbell Chamber of Commerce (not currently consulting here) 1-408-378-6252
Cupertino Chamber of Commerce (not currently consulting here) 1-408-252-7054
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce 1-650-948-1455
Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce 1-408-354-9300
Milpitas Chamber of Commerce 1-408-262-2613
Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce 1-408-779-9444
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce (not currently consulting here) 1-650-968-8378
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce 1-650-324-3121
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce 1-408-291-5250
Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce 1-408-244-8244 x201
Saratoga Chamber of Commerce 1-408-867-0753
Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce 1-408-736-4971
Mid-Peninsula Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (not currently consulting here) 1-650-321 2193
Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce (not currently consulting here) 1-408-288-8806

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