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SCORE Grand Forks
Free Business Mentoring & Educational Opportunities in the Greater Grand Forks region

SCORE Grand Forks volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. We offer free business advice, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools.

Get Started, Find Your Mentor! Check out our YouTube Channel

SCORE Grand Forks

We are meeting with clients and meet with many via Zoom.  We also meet with clients over the phone and by email.  We have just added back face-to-face meetings with some changes to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We will use our regular meeting rooms with only a client and a mentor present, but we can add additional people to the meeting via Zoom.   Please contact us to arrange a Thursday meeting (9 am - 3 pm) and we can determine how to meet.

To request a mentor click here, call the SCORE Grand Forks office at (701) 746-5851, or email

If you are meeting in person, GRAND FORKS SCORE is located at 4200 James Ray Dr., Grand Forks, 58203, Center for Innovation UND.  Clients park in Visitor Parking in front of building.  The first hallway off main hallway on right is the location, Suite 202. 

Celebrate with SCORE

National Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, SCORE's Women's Entrepreneur Resource Hub focuses on empowering women entrepreneurs by providing them with access to resources, mentorship, education, and networking opportunities.

SCORE's commitment to empowering women entrepreneurs aligns with the spirit of Women's History Month, which recognizes the contributions and achievements of women throughout history.

Visit the Women Entrepreneurs Resource Hub
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SCORE Empowers All Entrepreneurs

We believe that anyone can start and manage a successful small business. We also know that the road is harder for some than for others. Diverse backgrounds, different voices, and unique needs may call for specialized resources and mentoring approaches.

SCORE is listening, recognizes these diverse needs, and provides personalized support in a wholly-inclusive platform called SCORE for All. 

Visit SCORE for All
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Impact Your Community

Since 1964, SCORE has educated and mentored more than 11 million small business owners and entrepreneurs. We're looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in a variety of roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates. 

Become a Volunteer
Upcoming Events
Planning and Management Workshop
BONUS: Simple Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

Your “solopreneur” business has taken off, and you’ve achieved your dream of being your own boss. Congratulations!

But now, are you ready to be someone else’s boss? Most self-employed entrepreneurs reach a point when, even with the help of freelancers or outside contractors, they have more business than they can handle. At this stage,
the only way to keep growing—and growing more profitable—is to hire employees.

Presented by - Ken Myers and Steve Moser from SCORE.

Business Builders
Business Builders Workshop: A Quick-Start Guide to Marketing your Business

Running a business can be overwhelming, but knowing where to focus your marketing efforts is the key! This session will answer your pressing questions like: What's the right way to kickstart my marketing? How much should I invest in getting it off the ground? And most importantly - how do I keep the momentum going long-term in a sustainable way?

Presenter: Jade Scherr, owner of HexaHive

Help Make Dreams Come True - Become a SCORE Volunteer

Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.

Get Involved

2023 District Chapter of the Year Award
SCORE Grand Forks is the 2023 North Dakota District Chapter of the Year!

SCORE Grand Forks is honored to receive the 2023 SCORE District Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance. This award shows that we are more dedicated than ever to helping our clients succeed, and we look forward to continuing to serve our local community. 

2022 Region Chapter of the Year Award

SCORE Grand Forks 2022 Midwest Region Chapter of the Year!

SCORE honored Grand Forks with the Midwest Region Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2021. The award recognizes SCORE Grand Forks earned this award for exceptional growth in the services provided to local entrepreneurs and the success of its workshop programs and public outreach.

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Best in the nation for Client Engagement for 2 years in a row! 

The Grand Forks Chapter of SCORE has been recognized as the highest-rated chapter in the United States in 2021 in its Client Engagement Survey for the second year in a row. 

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Here's What Our Clients Have to Say

The Grand Forks chapter has produced numerous success stories. These are businesses that have been tracked over time and have succeeded due in large part to SCORE counselor involvement. Let’s develop a counseling relationship for you and your business and create another Success Story.

Find A Mentor
1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170
(701) 746-5851

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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