The San Luis Obispo County Chapter of the National SCORE organization has been awarded client responsibility of the Santa Maria Valley region.  SCORE offers a variety of always free-to-clients services specializing in counseling to start-up companies, current small business owners and anyone with an idea for a product or service that needs advice.

Entrepreneurs looking for assistance from SCORE can now get counseling at our office located at MIYB in Santa Maria.  For details and appointments, visit our website at or call 805-547-0779.  This new satellite office will bring a more convenient location to our ever growing list of Santa Maria based clients and provide them with a superior level of mentoring.

Among the country’s 321 SCORE chapters, SLO SCORE has been recognized by national headquarters as among the top 10% in the nation for client satisfaction.

During SLO SCORE’s fiscal year 2014, when compared to a year ago, the chapter:

  • Assisted the startup of more than double the number of new locally owned businesses, for a two-year total of almost 100 firms.
  • Furthered the revenue growth of 70% more clients with existing businesses.
  • Grew its total number of clients served by 40%, with an expectation of a similar growth rate in 2015.
  • Tripled the attendance of its workshops, covering such critical subjects as “Starting a Business,” “Business Plan Development” and “Marketing for your Business.”

SCORE offers not only counseling but has a wealth of business tools, tips and resources that are available to all SCORE clients and our 2015 goals include increased workshop offerings to include such topics as financial literacy, how to get funding and the critical role of Social Media in any company’s marketing plan today.  Additionally, there will be regular Santa Maria based workshops scheduled.

SLO SCORE is delighted to be part of the Santa Maria Valley business community. Together we will continue to foster economic growth by creating businesses, adding jobs, and increasing revenues and profits.