• If you are a new business owner in the Coachella Valley who’s not sure where to start
  • If you are a business owner who needs a business boost
  • If you are a retired business person who would love to give back to the community

SCORE is the organization for you!

What Can SCORE do for me?

SCORE provides business owners with mentoring (free!) and workshops so they can get the help they need to get their business off the ground and running profitably.

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is dedicated to entrepreneurship education and is affiliated with the Small Business Administration.

Our Coachella Valley chapter has offices in Palm DesertPalm Springs or Desert Hot Springs and you can click here to make an appointment to meet one of our mentors in one of our offices or outside the office at our mentor’s convenience.

If one of your New Year’s resolution’s is to get your business off the ground, there’s no better place to spend an hour or two to get FREE mentoring from one of our mentors. Our mentors have experience in the following fields:

  • restaurants
  • hospitality
  • manufacturing
  • international import & exports
  • retail
  • service
  • technology
  • start-ups
  • and much, much more!

What Can I do for SCORE?

You don’t have to be retired to volunteer for SCORE, if you have any interest in helping small businesses thrive in the Coachella Valley, we welcome you to click here to become a SCORE volunteer!

You can volunteer to become any of the following and gain a valuable network in the desert business community and gain access to attend workshops for FREE.

We are looking for the following volunteers:

  • Seminar/workshop management
  • Office administration
  • Internet technical expertise
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Fundraising
  • Fluency in Spanish

We are also especially looking for Spanish language volunteers to help out in the Coachella Valley as there are so many Spanish-speaking businesses that would greatly benefit from SCORE’s help.

If you are savvy in social media and online marketing we are also looking for you!

As a volunteer you will be trained in your field of expertise, you will be paired up with a volunteer who will show you the ropes and guide you. You will also immediately gain a valuable network where you can always ask for business advice.

Interested? You can apply to be a volunteer here and you will be contacted for an interview once we receive your application.

The New SCORE Blog

This post launches our SCORE blog for 2015!

The new SCORE blog will feature interviews from our SCORE volunteers as well as feature businesses around the Coachella Valley. It will also give updates on upcoming workshops and feature interviews from our workshop leaders.

We are also always looking for guest posts!

If you are a small business who would love to get more FREE publicity about your business via this blog, please click here to contact us about being featured for a blog post and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Now that you know a bit about SCORE, what are your biggest challenges around your business this time of year? Post your comments below!

Welcome to the SCORE Coachella Valley Blog!