Get Free Expert Help from SCORE San Diego to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE San Diego mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost to you. Below you can browse mentor profiles to find your ideal expert or fill out the mentoring request form and we will pair you with the right mentor to help your small business thrive.

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Our experienced business mentors provide advice and resources on every aspect of business and can help you start and grow your business. Browse the mentor profiles and select the right mentor for you.

All mentoring sessions are now remote, either by phone, email, or online. Remote mentors may be in or near your community and available for face-to-face meetings in the future.

Contact the San Diego SCORE Call Center at 858-283-1100 between 9 am and 3 pm Monday-Friday for a personalized scheduling experience, or use the online tools to submit a mentor request.

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SCORE San Diego volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives in a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their expertise and knowledge to help business owners and start-ups achieve their goals. SCORE San Diego mentoring services are free and confidential.

We also offer educational resources, workshops, and business events to provide you with practical, useful, and up to date information to help you manage your business.

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Our Mentors

Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Owner/operator of a wholesale optical laboratory for over 38 years. Knowledgeable in all aspects of running a business... Read More >
Buying or Selling a Business Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I can help you understand the processes and procedures related to buying, selling and valuing a business. As owner and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Redpoint Engineering - 2002 to 2013: part owner, business development, product design Hughes Network Systems -1992 to... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I would help them to see their current picture and guide them through their venture. This may be a startup or... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I would love to help you start up an electronics consulting/manufacturing business...or create a non-profit. I have... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Operations Strategy & Planning
Paul has helped over 40 entrepreneurs find and buy small businesses across the United States. He can help you determine... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning Technology
I can help improve business performance in marketing, sales, and operations. With regard to marketing, I have broad... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I am a guide who is passionate about business, a creative problem solver and a listener with decades of experience... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
As a former business manager and consultant in Life Sciences, I have 25 years experience in Industrial Biotechnology.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Strategy & Planning
Establish or improve business plans. Help to develop Action Plans for Value Growth Help establish or improve a... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing
A passionate, seasoned, successful entrepreneur with 28-years of C-Level experience managing and growing start-ups and/... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Franchising Operations
I have worked for 25 years at Target Corporation headquarters in various operational/management roles. I was also... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
As an operations and manufacturing professional in both pure play medical device and contract manufacturing businesses... Read More >
Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Over forty years experience with writing, editing, publishing and distribution of written material. Retail rental... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Technology
Fred Schlaffer currently is President of a merchant processing company (credit card and other retail payments systems)... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Government Regulations & Contracting Strategy & Planning
I can help an established or start-up business optimize performance and grow their business operations efficiently. As... Read More >
Customer Relations Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I have started numerous businesses in the past. All of these businesses were started with either no money or hardly any... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
As a Certified SCORE Mentor and strategic advisor, I provide guidance to entrepreneurs and business leaders on building... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Every business starts with a dream. Thats what I had when I stared my first business after graduating from college.... Read More >
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I can help you solve technical problems related to Mechanical Engineering Design, Program Management, and Tool design. Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Creating Your Brand Story + Positioning to Sell A question I always ask everyone, "Who are you, what do you do, and why... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I have started, owned, and operated several wood furniture manufacturing operations employing over 200 here in San... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other
Most recently served as CEO, Brendan Technologies. Twenty-five years marketing, business development and fundraising... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Strategy & Planning
Liliana Baglieto is eager to apply her 20+ years in small business marketing and communication experience to help start... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
Currently Assiting Clients In: Business Planning, including development of a value proposition and business model... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Extensive financial services experience with emphasis on sales, marketing and operations. CEO of five companies,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations
Art's business career focused on engineering, safety, risk management, and training in petrochemical products... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Other
Government defense contracting Small start up company management Intellectual property management Technical issues... Read More >
Customer Relations Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
Can help with all except websites and IT. 46 years in wholesale distribution as a purveyor to the culinary trade.... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Legal Issues Non-Profit Operations Technology
As a practicing lawyer, I have provided legal advice and business counsel to a wide variety of business, ranging from... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Customer Relations Human Resources Technology
I’ve recently retired from a corporate career and am interested in serving the local community. Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Legal Issues Other Technology
General assistance with startup company formation, IP (Intellectual Property) questions, startup prioritization of... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Strategy & Planning
I've started a number of successful small businesses, and would like to help others do the same. I'm also a former CPA... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
I am a start-up and strategy mentor and I can help you shape your business plan with an attractive value proposition... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Human Resources Operations Other Strategy & Planning
Customer Relations Financing / Capital Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
I retired from the private sector after 42 years of management experience with the intent of transferring my energies... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Franchising Legal Issues Operations
legal issues without giving legal advice. Disallowed by Score buying and selling a business. business valuations.... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
Having worked in both large corporations and small start-ups, I have learned to scale operations in transportation and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Foodservice Industries (restaurants, supermarkets, new products/services, specialty food, training, kiosks, etc.);... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Financing / Capital Operations
Liz has a deep understanding of how to build and use current and projected financial statements of business. income... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Unavailable until Sept: Hospitality Leadership Consultant providing professional services to Hotel / Resort owners and... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Financing / Capital Legal Issues Strategy & Planning Technology
Seasoned executive and entrepreneur, having created and invested in multiple successful start-ups. I have provided... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting Non-Profit Other Product Development & Manufacturing
HOW I CAN HELP SCORE CLIENTS Expertise in small business startup and expansion, nonprofits, patents, trademarks,... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I can help business owners and prospective business owners through the planning process of return to profitability (or... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I have started and operated business in 3 different industrys. All have been retail business. The areas I feel... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
I have spent my career in several hi-technology mobile/wireless industries. I have over 35 years experience in business... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing
Creating and building a business is exhilarating, risky, creative, and often a solo journey. We're a rare breed.... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
The first hour of Business is Personal! It begins with your truth and three foundational business documents: 1)... Read More >
International Trade Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing
I've worked with apparel and accessories on the product and R&D side for 15 years; everywhere from original concept to... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
My career was in the apparel industry, and worked withTommy Bahama, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan, Hugo Boss, and Coach... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I enjoy partnering with dynamic individuals who strive to make their organization stand out. My expertise includes... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations
Mentoring Skills: Business Operations, Business Strategy... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Financing / Capital Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other
Small business start-ups to include business plan development, development of financial forecasts, getting funding and... Read More >
Government Regulations & Contracting Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other
.I have over 16 years of experience in the retail industry. My experience includes brick... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Broad based consumer product marketer and business manager including retailing, manufacturing and franchising. Notable... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I have first-hand knowledge on starting a small business, expanding the business, sales and marketing/social media,... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Human Resources Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
Recently retired, I am keen to help local small business get started and grow, specifically guiding clients through... Read More >
Operations
16 years as technical artist and department Lead at General Atomics. 10 years as founder/owner of graphic design firm.... Read More >
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
Company founder-CEO chain 33 shoe stores, and a shoe factory Retail,Wholesale,Accounting,Marketing,Import Export,from... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
Bev has built three start up companies that have customers around the globe. Her experience from owning her own small... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I have been in the hospitality field for over 40 years. I began with Hilton Hotels and was the Director of Sales for... Read More >
Strategy & Planning
I have a diverse set of skill that I feel can help organizations. I mentored a non-profit in the SF Bay Area for 8... Read More >
Human Resources
I have over 20 years experience in human resources. I can help small business owners set up their business to hire... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Non-Profit Other Tax Planning
I have 40 years of experience in accounting and finance. I started my career with Plante Moran, CPAs in Michigan then... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Technology
I provide advice on web solutions to small businesses, best practices for Social Media, what to use and the target... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Sally has over 35 years experience in the US Electronics industry. Her career began with several small companies in... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning
I'd like to be a volunteer for SCORE because I want to give back to the community. I've created three different... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow
I can help clients with selecting the proper insurance plans, hiring property managers, expanding to other states.... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Over 40 years experience as financial executive in the energy, chemical, bio-tech (medical device), e-commerce and real... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations
I can help you evaluate your exposure to loss and help design the right insurance program for you and your business. 38... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations Other Product Development & Manufacturing Strategy & Planning Technology
Specialization in product idea for commercialization: from design concept to launch. Greg is an accomplished executive... Read More >
Operations
Jocelyn Celaya is a Grammy Ballot nominated radical classical guitarist/vocalist, aka Radical Classical, who keeps the... Read More >
Strategy & Planning
To help young business people with my knowledge and advise. Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I enjoy helping people think about new opportunities and how to grow their existing business. I started my career... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Government Regulations & Contracting Human Resources Legal Issues Non-Profit Operations
I am happy to help you evaluate and solve your business problems. I spent a career providing legal and executive... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Non-Profit Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
My clients greatly benefit from my 15 years as a small business owner as well as my previous 20+ years in the (high-... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing Technology
30 years of management experience with Eastman Kodak where he served in a variety of positions in Engineering,... Read More >
Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
I worked for over 40 years in Sales and Marketing and recently retired. I believe in small businesses and want to help... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I am an energetic, seasoned business professional with over 30 years of experience who can offer guidance in the areas... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Financing / Capital Government Regulations & Contracting Operations Other Strategy & Planning Tax Planning
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Customer Relations Operations Strategy & Planning Technology
As a fellow business owner, I look forward to hearing about your business idea. I specially like to help you simplify... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Legal Issues Operations Other Strategy & Planning
I have over 45 years of experience in the hospitality industry, as an owner, operator, consultant and college level... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
General Manager - Business Consultant for automotive manufacturers and dealerships, always with a warm and friendly... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Buying or Selling a Business Customer Relations Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Operations
I have been involved in retail automobile dealerships since the age of thirteen. I have served in many capacities in... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Operations Product Development & Manufacturing
I help clients start and grow businesses. As a CFO, Certified Franchise Coach, entrepreneur, and speaker, I have helped... Read More >
Accounting & Cash Flow Business Plans / Startup Assistance Human Resources Operations
Business Plans / Startup Assistance Franchising Marketing, Public Relations & Sales Strategy & Planning
Give them clarity and develop strategies to maximize their business success. Help them with finding right location for... Read More >