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Support Local Minority, Women, & Veteran-Owned Businesses. Mentors & Subject Matter Experts Needed!

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In our Northern California coastal counties minority, women, and veteran entrepreneurs face unique barriers to business success. At North Coast SCORE, we’re working to change that by removing those obstacles and providing personalized support to everyone who has an idea and a desire to succeed in business. SCORE mentoring is free and confidential.

As a mentor you will use your business knowledge and experience to help local clients solve problems, increase business efficiency, and assist with developing long-term business plans. Mentors often have significant experience within their field, excellent communication skills, and the ability to dedicate a few hours a week.

As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), you would use your specific industry and functional expertise to provide specialized support and advice to assist clients and their SCORE mentor with topics needing a deeper dive.

Topics where minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses need support include (but are not limited to): government contracting, minority business enterprise certification, finance, accounting, human resources management, website design, development and maintenance, social media and digital marketing skills, taxation and specialized finance skills, IT infrastructure and cloud computing understanding and advice.

If you have a few hours per month and want to share your specialized expertise with a local entrepreneurs and small business owners, become a North Coast SCORE Mentor or Subject Matter Expert. Go to score.org to volunteer.

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that helps aspiring and existing entrepreneurs succeed. Every year, our chapter's volunteers help hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their dreams of success. Volunteering is a way for you to give back, network with business experts, and share your knowledge.

Join SCORE today to make a meaningful difference in your local economy. Go to score.org to volunteer.

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About SCORE North Coast


P.O.B. 6083, Santa Rosa, CA 95406, US

Mission Statement

North Coast SCORE volunteers are dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. Our mission is to foster vibrant small business communities in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. Our volunteers offer free and confidential mentoring to small business owners and those in our communities who have an idea and want to start a business. We also have a library of webinars, workshops, and other resources to help entrepreneurs in their business journeys.


SCORE, America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We have over 300 SCORE offices across the country and 10,000 volunteers offering free business mentoring and low- or no-cost workshops.

For over 50 years, SCORE's thousands of working and retired business professionals have volunteered to support the success of small business nationwide. SCORE business mentoring is free and confidential.

We provide:

  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
  • Volunteer mentors who share their expertise across industries
  • Free business tools, templates and tips online
  • Inexpensive or free business workshops (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)


Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy, Employment


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources Assistance
  • Program Management
  • Social Media / Blogging


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours a month.
  • Complete your volunteer application at www.score.org/volunteer-registration.

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