Welcome to SCORE Modesto-Merced

We provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person in Modesto and Merced. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

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Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs Heritage Month—a month dedicated to celebrating the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. 

SCORE is committed to helping AAPI entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. To help aspiring Asian American and Pacific Islander small business owners achieve their goals, SCORE offers FREE mentoring, tools and resources in our hub for AAPI Entrepreneurs.

Visit SCORE for AAPI Entrepreneurs

Volunteer with SCORE Modesto-Merced

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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Lifelong Learning Matters

Education is the key to success, that’s why SCORE Modesto-Merced 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.

Upcoming Webinars

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May 24: You Created a Business Plan, Now What?

May 24, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

So you have created your business plan. Now what?. In this webinar, you will learn the next step, how to execute your business plan.

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May 31: How to Find Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business

May 31, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar you will learn about the small business grant landscape, the different types of grants, what you should consider and how to apply for funding.

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June 9: Your Marketing Roadmap - Get in the Marketing Mindset

June 9, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 1 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the key principles you must know before leveraging your marketing tactics.

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June 14: Google Business Profile - How to Rank High On Google Local Search Results

June 14, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this session you will learn how to manage your Google Business Profile, optimization strategies as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

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June 16: The 5 Stages of Delegation to Energize Your Business Growth

June 16, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn how to regain work balance, create freedom and grow your business by delegating your workload and focusing on key tasks.

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June 23: How to Complete a SWOT Analysis - A Step by Step Demonstration

June 23, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

This webinar will provide a brief overview of a SWOT analysis along with an interactive live demonstration of an actual SWOT analysis with an attendee.

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June 30: The Basics of Tik Tok Digital Marketing

June 30, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In this webinar, you will learn the essentials of TikTok digital marketing such as reputation management, website SEO and paid ads.

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July 7: Your Marketing Roadmap - Stop Selling and Start Educating

July 7, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 2 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series you will learn the effectiveness of educating customers instead of trying to "sell" to them.

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August 2: Your Marketing Roadmap - Content, Publicity and Personal Branding

August 2, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

Part 3 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series will address how to integrate content marketing, publicity and personal branding to grow your business.

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September 6: Your Marketing Roadmap - Ask the Questions You Need Answered

September 6, 2022, 1:00pm EDT

In part 4 of the "Your Marketing Roadmap" webinar series the floor is open to you to ask our expert your marketing questions.

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SCORE for All

SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

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