Experienced Business Professionals Help You Succeed

SCORE East Bay offers FREE business mentoring in multiple languages, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business.

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We offer mentoring in 11 languages! 

Our experienced business mentors provide advice on every aspect of business and are available in multiple languages. We provide mentoring in English, Español, हिन्दी, বাংলাमराठी 普通话粤语Français, Deutsch, Português and Русский.

Mentoring is by appointment only. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to stop the spread of the virus, mentoring sessions will be conducted remotely via phone, video, or email. For inquiries, contact us by phone or send us an e-mail.

Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE East Bay offers business owners a wealth of resources, including webinars and one-on-one mentoring, to continue learning as they build their businesses.

Find Your Mentor Today

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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. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse the Library

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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.

Free Webinars Sponsored by Comerica!

SCORE Eastbay has partnered with Comerica to bring you four FREE webinars to help you protect and increase business!

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Upcoming Webinars

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Finding Customers / Marketing Your Idea

October 12, 2022, 8:30am PDT
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Generating revenue for any business is all about marketing and sales, and that's the focus of this workshop. Fee $35

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Lessons Learned Starting & Running Restaurants

October 13, 2022, 9:00am PDT
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Understanding the basics of starting and running a successful food business. Free -- sponsored by Comerica Bank

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Must Know Insurance for Small Businesses

October 14, 2022, 9:00am PDT
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Being a business owner has many challenges. You’ve accounted for all the costs involved to run your business. But, have you planned and prepared for the unexpected? Free -...

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Motivation for Your Team and Customers

November 2, 2022, 9:00am PDT
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How to get people to do what you want them to do. Fee $35 Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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The Art of Delegation

November 2, 2022, 11:30am PDT
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As a business owner effective delegation is a key skill. You can’t do it all and you want to focus on the work you love, the work of the owner. Fee $35 Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Coaching and Developing Capability and Engagement

November 2, 2022, 2:00pm PDT
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Coaching is a leverage skill every business owner needs to advance their business. This course will give you the tools to be a valued coach and drive results for your business....

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Writing a Compelling Business Plan

November 3, 2022, 1:00pm PDT
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Learn the key requirements to write a compelling business plan. Every successful business start-up or expansion needs a plan. Fee $35 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Legal Issues for the Small Business Startup

November 4, 2022, 9:00am PDT
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This workshop addresses many of the legal issues of critical importance to the formation and success of a new small business. Free - Sponsored by Comerica Bank Time 9:00 AM - 12...

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Franchise Ownership - Manager run Franchises

November 9, 2022, 6:30pm PST
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Consider a Manager run Franchise- Free - Sponsored by Comerica Bank Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Planning for Profit

November 10, 2022, 1:00pm PST
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Learn the financial concepts and reports that allow a business owner to understand the financial health of his/her business and plan for profitable growth. Fee $35 Time: 1:00 PM...

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Volunteer with SCORE East Bay

Give back to small businesses

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

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SCORE for All

Entrepreneurs are Powered by SCORE

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

Visit SCORE for All

 

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SCORE East Bay is grateful to our chapter sponsors for their generous support.