SCORE North Coast, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, serves small businesses in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt counties. Our highly experienced business mentors provide FREE one-on-one business consulting, an extensive series of classes series, and a variety of programs to support your existing business … or guide you on starting a new one.
Our classes cover many key business topics and most are conveniently offered on Saturday mornings. Our 2015 classes include:
Writing a Business Plan, Mastering QuickBooks, Marketing Basics and more...
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SCORE's consultants, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business consulting. Sessions can be conducted in Santa Rosa, Napa, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Sonoma and other locations in Lake and Napa counties as well as by telephone or via email.
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With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.
Roso d'Oro Vineyards:
After discovering SCORE through an Internet search, Pietro Buttitta of Rosa d'Oro Vineyards was pleasantly surprised when he learned his counselor was also in the wine business. "It was nice because he knows what's going on in the industry," he said.
Pietro had sought out SCORE's assistance with the family winery to figure out ways to take it to the next level. He was told the first step would be to create a business plan. He said John helped significantly with the financials and three-year forecasts. "He explained what the banks want to see and guided me through the plan."
Pietro also attended the SCORE workshop, Finding Funding Sources. "I thought it was a good, general overview. I liked that the instructor was very open to questions," he said. "I intend to go to other workshops and take advantage of the networking."
He said he also appreciated that the SCORE counseling was free, as the winery was working on a very tight budget and couldn't have afforded paying for business consulting.
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