234 East Gish Road, Suite 100
San Jose, California 95112

Small Business Classes

Business Skills Seminars Covering Important Topics for Business Owners

Silicon Valley SCORE's small business classes offer expert help for any business by providing financial guidance, advertising and marketing ideas, methods of generating business goals, and developing managerial skills for small businesses and non-profits alike. SCORE counselors are business consultants and mentors who provide expertise and suggest resources for the growth and success of your business.

In addition to the classes on specific issues, we host a full day "Small Business Boot Camp" workshop which covers an array of topics in an interactive workshop environment. This is a must for the first time entrepreneur. It provides the participant with an overview of what it means to be a business owner.

The topic specific classes provided by Silicon Valley SCORE offer key critical information for all aspects of small business:

  • Legal requirements
  • Cash control
  • Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Managing employees
  • Marketing
  • Internet marketing
  • Social media
  • Business planning
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Quickbooks
  • and more...
  • SCORE also has a series of classes that specialize in the unique problems of nonprofit organizations including funding, and fiscal management.Our SCORE volunteers who teach our classes have lifetime expertise in a variety of industries and markets, and volunteer their time offering that experience to small businesses and startups to ensure success. We also bring in professionals such as attorneys, accounts, business brokers, insurance agents and many others to help our clients. 

  • And, in partnership with the San Jose Library, we offer a series of Free seminars on Simple Steps for Growing Your Business -

Veterans may attend all classes (except Quickbooks) at no charge. See class description page for a link to click if coupons are available for that class.

Note: Starting Janurary 2016, we are switching to a new class registration system.  For details about any class and to register, click on the blue Date number.

You can view the class schedule in calendar format by clicking here

234 East Gish Rd, San Jose
Classes are held at
Silicon Valley SCORE's main office - 234 East Gish Road,
San Jose. 
Go to 2nd building.
Plenty of free parking.

234 E. Gish
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Use North 1st Street Exit from Highway 880 and head North.  Turn Right at East Gish.
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Use North 1st Street Exit from Highway 101 and head South.  Turn Left at East Gish.
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From Highway 87
take the Airport (Skyport) Exit,
head East, Right on North 1st,
Left on East Gish
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Registration fees may be paid for by PayPal (on-line or at the door). PayPal accepts major Credit Cards if you do not have an account with them.

If for some reason you cannot attend and wish a refund, send us a note to
refund @
You may request a full refund. Prices subject to change.
** The Small Business Boot Camp is sometimes offered on Saturdays.
** Quickbooks seminar takes place over two consecutive Saturdays.  Date shown is for the first Saturday.
** Export-Import Seminar is taught by East Bay SCORE in San Jose on occasion

©2016 Silicon Valley SCORE, 234 East Gish Road, Suite 100, San Jose, California 95112 1-408-453-6237

We are open during most business days. Office is open 9AM to 2PM (Workshops & Seminars have different hours).
info @svscore.org

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Silicon Valley SCORE provides free business mentoring and consulting, and affordable business seminars and workshops in the Silicon Valley Area

- covering San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Campbell, Fremont, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Gilroy