Small Biz Start-Up:


SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business

SCORE One-on-One Consulting is a Beall Center business counseling service to assist our students, researchers and faculty develop business plans and new ventures. Staffed by 16 volunteer counselors who represent over 500 years of experience in all areas of business, this counseling service is available in person, via email or, as part of an advisory board.

We offer UC Irvine entrepreneurs who are either launching a start-up or growing an existing business, face-to-face counseling by men and women who have had successful careers as executives or business owners.

Your counselors meet with you personally, confidentially and as frequently as necessary to define and analyze your opportunities; then help you find the solutions. These sessions will be scheduled for an hour in the offices of The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in SB 230.
Arrange Your Counseling Session
Please send us an email at with your name and contact information to arrange a counseling session. A SCORE management counselor will contact you to arrange a meeting on campus or at an alternate location. The office manager will schedule you with one of our counselors that match your needs. If the phone is busy or, if you call after hours, please leave a voice mail with your contact information and we will return your call as soon as possible.
How SCORE One-on-One Can Help UCI’s Entrepreneurs
Here are just a few of the ways SCORE counselors are helping thousands of business entrepreneurs like you.

Developing and revising business plans Reviewing alternative ways to secure financing Acting as a “sounding board” for ideas and concerns Providing guidance on where and how to obtain assistance and data Suggesting marketing, promotional and sales approaches Resolving organizational and staffing issues Taking advantage of import or export opportunities Advise on how to pursue patent or trademark registration

SCORE also provides low-cost and free workshops for both start-up and existing business entrepreneurs. Local business experts conduct training across a variety of relevant subjects including starting a business, business plans, marketing, finance, import/export, human resources and more! Choose from over one hundred sessions each year. Please visit the SCORE Orange County website for workshop schedules.