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SCORE offers the largest network of volunteer business mentors including mentors who counsel in languages other than English, providing free answers to your business questions. Browse mentor profiles to find an expert or ask a question and let us pair you automatically.

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East Bay SCORE has a wide variety of business mentors who can help you, including mentors who counsel in languages other than English. We provide mentoring in English, Español, हिन्दी, বাংলাमराठी 普通话粤语Français, Deutsch, Português and Русский. Click here to view our mentors.

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Mentor Profiles

Do you have specific criteria and want to explore in more detail? — Find your mentor by filtering your search by location, communication method, language, expertise, and industry.

5 Simple Steps to SCORE Mentoring:

Step 1 - Identify your business question

Identify your small business needs and desired support.

Step 2 - Search for a mentor, or let your local chapter pair you with a mentor

Request a SCORE Mentor as your advisor to small business success.

Step 3 - Step 3 - Submit a mentoring request to share your business question with an expert.

Schedule a mentoring session with your assigned SCORE mentor

Step 4 - Start working on your business goals with help from your mentor.

Set goals for your small business with guidance from your SCORE mentor.

Step 5 - Continue working with your mentor throughout the life of your business.

Work with your SCORE mentor through the life of your business.

Our Mentors

Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations Strategy Development Technology
I am looking to utilize the skills I have amassed over my academic and professional careers in finance and... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I am a small business owner with my own coaching business, and prior to my current role ran a construction company. I... Read More >
Business Plan Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I am retiring from corporate life and would like to give back to the community. I have started my own company before so... Read More >
Customer Service Import & Export Marketing Strategy Development
As an accomplished retail small business entrepreneur, I can help you assess, and develop ideas on how to start, grow,... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development Technology
Two steps forward, one step back… go left, then right… starting, running, and growing a business can feel chaotic at... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Financing / Capital Marketing Management & Operations Strategy Development Technology
I've helped entrepreneurs from all backgrounds grow their businesses from nothing to sustainable, successful operations... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I am a business strategy executive specializing in digital marketing. I help empower CEOs and Founders to build the... Read More >
Human Resources Strategy Development
I can help clients with any area of Human Resource Management including Compliance, Employee Relations and Performance... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Management & Operations Marketing Product Development
Hello and welcome to SCORE! My name is Tinosh (teenoosh) and I come from a background of 30+ years of business... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development Technology
I am an accomplished sales and marketing executive with unique qualifications to help with start up phase and beyond.... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Human Resources Strategy Development
I can help with Business Strategy, Organizational Structures and Financial Plannning and Management. I can use my... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Business Plan Human Resources Strategy Development
I can help you set your strategy, build your plan, and manage business and financial operations to meet your goals. As... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
I can help you do the following: • Ask good questions and help you think about and refine your business plan. • Dig... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Strategy Development Marketing
I have a passion for helping small businesses improve their sales and profitability through improvements in; Marketing... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans
I can assist in the financial needs of a business owner. My experience as a banker includes preparing budgets, cash... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Marketing Strategy Development
I have been a commercial banker for 26+ years. My job is to lend money to privately held businesses. I lead a group of... Read More >
Management & Operations Marketing Product Development Strategy Development
I can help you start a new business or provide assistance in improving an existing business. My background is in sales... Read More >
Management & Operations Business Plan Strategy Development Technology
I have been a business and engineering operations leader with general management and leadership experience in startups... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations
With 30 years of experience in a broad range of industries, I can help you work through the bookkeeping and accounting... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development
I am an experienced founder and professional with a demonstrated history of working in finance and operations. I can... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Human Resources Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development
I can advise on your business plan, risk assessment, financial forecast and market strategy. I can help with reviewing... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development Technology
With many years of experience running my own insurance agency, I help small businesses with the best insurance... Read More >
Marketing
My focus area of expertise honed over the past 40 years in the workplace centers on the understanding of consumers,... Read More >
Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I help enthusiastic entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground and hard-working small business owners make their... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations Marketing Technology
I can help you with small business startup issues, including finance, startup accounting, office automation, conserving... Read More >
Human Resources Management & Operations Strategy Development Technology
I can most help you in your business with recruiting, retaining and developing key staff for your organization,... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Human Resources Marketing Management & Operations
I can assist you in your decision making on a wide variety of business development and management issues. With 42 years... Read More >
Management & Operations Human Resources
As a coach/consultant I can help you build or improve skills in 2 major areas that help make business owners profitable... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations
Hi. I mentor new and existing entrepreneurs to conceive, develop and expand their business. I have over twelve years... Read More >
Business Plan Human Resources Management & Operations
* Set up company and build up business between China and US. * Video games development and investment. * Team building... Read More >
Business Plan Technology
In the past two decades, I have cofounded five startups in Beijing and California in the software / internet area, and... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Human Resources Management & Operations
My background includes over 40 years experience in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. I can help improve business... Read More >
Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I spent 30+ years in marketing, management, and product development roles for firms in the sales and negotiation... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Customer Service Human Resources Marketing Management & Operations Strategy Development Technology
I can improve business performance in day-to-day operations, repeatable processes, strategy and growth. I can help you... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
Let me help you with Small Business Startup issues: finance, small office accounting, office automation, hiring your... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Legal Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development
My experience with small and medium-sized businesses enables me to help clients who are starting or growing their small... Read More >
Business Plan Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I can help you work through an initial business plan and consider how to best test whether your business can be viable... Read More >
Management & Operations Business Plan Product Development Marketing Technology
I can help with your business strategy and planning whether you have just a business idea, are a startup or are an... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
Having 30+ years as a minority Entrepreneur I can help clients improve their business performance by providing... Read More >
Marketing Strategy Development
I help clients with marketing and market research. Some of the areas we cover are: How to set up low cost market... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Human Resources Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
My 33+ years of expertise in the California Bay Area is in the 4 Rs - Retail, Restaurant, Real Estate and now... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Technology
I have had the opportunity to be involved in many different industries during my thirty-year consulting career. These... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Technology
Roy has provided management and consulting professional services to clients in banking, insurance, biotech, healthcare... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations Marketing Technology
I can help you start and grow your business through business planning and administration; customer satisfaction and... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Management & Operations Product Development
I have an extensive educational background combined with over 30 years in the automotive industry in the areas of sales... Read More >
Technology Websites
I can help clients set up and manage internal and external IT systems. As an independent IT consultant for more than 30... Read More >
Business Plan Funding/Loans Import & Export
I am an international agricultural trade and supply chain expert. During a professional and business career spanning... Read More >
Business Plan Customer Service Franchising Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development Technology
I help small businesses develop or refine their "go to market strategy" so that they can increase revenues and/or enter... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Legal Management & Operations Strategy Development
Legal Services. I teach the Legal Issues for the Small Business workshop for East Bay SCORE. I also mentor individual... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Strategy Development
I can help you obtain financing by ensuring your financial information is complete, accurate and well organized.... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I can help you develop a comprehensive financial, marketing and operations plan. Read More >
Management & Operations Strategy Development
I can assist you with all your banking matters. My background includes extensive banking work with small and medium... Read More >
Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations Marketing Strategy Development
I can help you start a new business or improve your existing business. I can work to guide you through the steps it... Read More >
Accounting & Finance Management & Operations Business Plan Human Resources Product Development
Over 40 years in corporate America in industries ranging from Sandpaper to contact lenses and in organizations as large... Read More >
Business Plan Management & Operations
With 40 years experience merchandising fine fashion jewelry, cosmetics/fragrances and womens accessories, I can help... Read More >
Business Plan Funding/Loans Management & Operations Product Development Strategy Development Technology
I can help you to conceptualize and launch your entrepreneurial venture. My expertise includes product development,... Read More >
Business Plan Marketing Management & Operations
Business Background: In Retail, I leased small electrics and personal care items in department stores for 15 years. I... Read More >

Frequently Asked Questions

SCORE mentoring is a free service offered to any citizen or permanent resident that owns or wants to start a business. Partnering with you one-on-one, SCORE mentors support your success through offering experienced advice, consulting on best practices, and educating on small business topics.
SCORE mentors bring years of business experience, many of them successful small business owners themselves. Mentors volunteer through SCORE to help other entrepreneurs like you, by sharing their real-world experience and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses. SCORE mentors also provide practical tools and resources to make some owner tasks easier.
SCORE mentors will not make decisions for you or complete important ownership tasks on your behalf. They also cannot provide tax or legal advice. However, SCORE mentors can provide clear guidance on what your options are so you can confidently make decisions and take positive action toward your own success.
SCORE mentoring sessions are collaborative meetings between the small business owner and the SCORE mentor. During these sessions, you can share your business goals, progress, challenges and questions. SCORE mentors will offer advice, resources, and insights so you gain clarity on your next best steps.
A SCORE mentoring relationship lasts as long as you need it. That can mean it is a few meaningful sessions to achieve a specific goal or overcome a particular challenge. Or, it can be a SCORE mentoring relationship lasts for years, when you always have a trusted advisor for the life of your small business.

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