Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business.

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.

Connect with Grand Forks SCORE

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. 

Free Business Advice

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Whether you're just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email, and video.

Attend a Workshop or Webinar

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Register today for our no-or low-cost business training. We provide education on a variety of business topics, including marketing, finance, and accounting, management, and others. Live webinars, on-demand interactive courses, and recorded webinars are also available online.

Browse Business Resources

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If you're looking for free, local business templates, guides, blogs, or other helpful tools, SCORE is your destination. Browse our resource library to get the latest in small business strategies and trends. Use the information you find in the library to grow your business knowledge.

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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Downtown Grand Forks with Client Engagement Award

SCORE Grand Forks is the highest rated chapter in the country based on the 2021 Client Engagement Survey

The recognition follows an annual survey of clients, conducted by Pricewaterhouse- Coopers and funded by the SCORE Foundation. More than 250 chapters were included in this year’s results. Earlier this year, the group was recognized by SCORE’s national office as Chapter of the Year for North Dakota “Our 30 volunteers have a passion for business,” said Curt Sandberg, the SCORE Grand Forks chapter co-chair, in a news release.

Downtown Grand Forks with Grand Forks Platinum Award

SCORE Grand Forks earns Platinum Chapter Excellence Award 2020

The national office of SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business” honored SCORE Grand Forks with national recognition for outstanding client education in 2020. The award recognizes the SCORE chapter for achievement of excellence through workshops in support of local small businesses. SCORE Grand Forks has been a part of the local small business community for over 20 years.

Grand Forks is a Large North Dakota Town on the Red River at the Intersection of Highway 2 and Interstate 29 one Hour south of the Canada Border withGrand Forks District chapter  Award

SCORE Grand Forks Wins the District Chapter of the Year

SCORE honored SCORE Grand Forks with the District 875 - Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2020. The award recognizes SCORE Grand Forks for exceptional growth in the services provided to local entrepreneurs, a wide range of free workshops and excellent face-to-face free mentoring.

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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