Small Business Training/SCORE

The City and SCORE, a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small business, have teamed up to provide free business training workshops and one-on-one business mentoring.

FREE Business Training Workshops

Workshops cover a variety of topics to help local businesses be successful. The workshops are typically held in the Laguna Niguel City Hall Community Room (30111 Crown Valley Parkway) with check-in between 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and workshops held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

South Orange County Entrepreneurs Academy

The City of Laguna Niguel has partnered with SCORE and five other Orange County cities to host a series of free workshops to assist the local business community. Workshops will alternate between locations.  To register, please visit orangecounty.score.org.  See the full schedule below:

  • July 25, 2018 - Lake Forest - How to Start A Successful Business& Avoid the Pitfalls
  • August 22, 2018 - Mission Viejo - Develop a Winning Business Plan - Flyer
  • September 19, 2018 - Laguna Niguel - Hiring Made Easy 
  • October 4, 2018 San Clemente - The Secrets of Selling
  • October 18, 2018 - Laguna Hills - SBA Loans: What You Should Know
    Before You Apply
  • November 13, 2018 Rancho Santa Margarita - Overcoming Stalled Sales: How to Develop a Sales Strategy For Your Company
  • December 12, 2018 - Mission Viejo - Costing, Pricing, & Break-even
  • January 16, 2019 - Lake Forest - Marketing is War! How the Small Guy
    Beats the Big Guy by Being Better Not Bigger
  • February 13, 2019 - Rancho Santa Margarita - Social Media Sales + Facebook Ads, Pinterest & Instagram
  • March 13, 2019 - Mission Viejo - Branding & Website Strategy for Your Organization
  • April 11, 2019 - Laguna Hills - Tax Tips For Entrepreneurs Starting & Operating a Business
  • May 16, 2019 - Laguna Niguel - Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop
  • June 20, 2019 - San Clemente - Restaurant Start-Up Essentials

FREE One-on-One Business Mentoring

Need help with a business idea or challenge? Whether you are launching a start-up or growing an existing business, get expert advice from an experienced business counselor on a variety of topics to help you be more successful.

Mentoring sessions are available BY APPOINTMENT between 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays at the Laguna Niguel City Hall.  Schedule appointments with SCORE at (714) 550-7369.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Orange County SBDC’s services include training, access to resources, and no-charge, one-on-one, confidential consulting covering business development, operations, marketing, financing, and government and corporate contracting. Workshops, seminars, and conferences are offered on a variety of topics including access to capital, traditional and online marketing, and sales. Our dedicated team has guided small business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve success. View the upcoming workshop schedule.

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