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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.

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JULY IS

Rural Entrepreneurs Month


Rural Entrepreneurship Month celebrates the achievements of America's rural business owners. Rural entrepreneurs and their communities have faced unique challenges over the years, from limited access to resources to geographic isolation. SCORE is renewing our commitment to being part of the solution for these resilient business owners. We're here to give you the tools to meet and overcome any business challenge so that you can succeed in your rural enterprise.

Be sure to check out the Rural Entrepreneurs Hub for content and webinars created especially for rural business owners and SCORE success stories of thriving rural businesses like 4 Hill Farms!

Visit the Rural Entrepreneurs Resource Hub
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SCORE Grand Fork Clients Say:

"I never would have had the focus or understanding to start (my business)
without your time and effort in educating me...Thanks again - you really do
make a difference! "

"It is with incredible thankfulness that I am writing this... We are
incredibly thankful for the skill sets shared/resources given...Thanks
again to each and every one of you for your positive thoughts and support!"

 

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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. 

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Upcoming Events
Hiring, Better
Hiring Better, Faster

Hiring can be one of the most expensive mistakes for a business.

In this workshop, you'll learn some best practices and marketing tips to hire better, faster in this competitive market.

This workshop is presented by Coimatan, the think tank for local retail based in the Twin Cities.

 

Presented by: Vasiliki Papanikolopoulos, Founder & Creative Director of Coimatan

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Business 201

Business 201 helps you establish a foundation that lasts for your business. In this session we’ll cover the following: thinking like an entrepreneur; establish a foundation for business growth; developing agility and resilience; and putting people first.

QuickBooks Online - Ask Me Anything!

Please join us for a special QuickBooks Online Ask Me Anything session! Long time Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Lisa Peterson, will be on hand to answer your QBO questions.

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.

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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.

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