As a catalyst for business and job creation, SCORE helps strengthen our local economy. 

Small businesses need money and mentoring to be successful. No organization is more effective at mentoring than SCORE.

Strengthening America’s Economy

SCORE is a direct and effective catalyst for businesses and job creation. Small businesses need mentoring and educational support to be successful. SCORE is the most effective source of small business mentoring in the U.S.!

SCORE Grand Forks' volunteers have worked exceptionally hard through a difficult year and persevered to provide valuable mentoring and educational opportunities to clients facing unprecedented challenges. Download SCORE Grand Forks' 2020 Impact Statement.

Client Engagement Award

SCORE Grand Forks is the highest rated chapter in the country based on the 2020 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.

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 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.

Graphics displaying SCORE Grand Forks' mentoring impact

The next SUCCESS could be yours!

In 2020, SCORE Grand Forks' mentors helped start 25 new businesses, create 31 new jobs, and provided 1,367 chapter services including mentoring sessions provided and workshop attendees. 

Volunteer Stats

SCORE helps ALL owners and entrepreneurs.

We offer business mentoring services and many resources and tools for all small businesses, including programs created for underserved audiences.

Here is what our clients have said about us!

Barry S.

Three years ago, I decided to start a small consulting business. I had a lot of ideas but I was not sure how to go about setting up a business. I contacted SCORE and worked with several mentors who helped me understand the process. I was guided through each step as I wrote my business plan. The mentors, especially Steve Moser, helped me refine my plan and create a mission that was focused and meaningful. I established goals, set priorities, and received exceptional guidance as I was setting up my business through the State of North Dakota. I was even given assistance creating a company name, identity and marketing strategy. Without the guidance of SCORE mentors, my business would not be as successful as it is today. If you have a dream and are passionate about running your own business, SCORE mentors can guide you along the way. They have expertise and connections in the region to help you establish a client base and are always willing to discuss your successes and challenges. Bravo SCORE mentors! Brode Communications Consulting, LLC

Kristen L.

The mentoring and support we have received from our SCORE mentors has been phenomenal! They truly care about you and the success of your business and become a part of your team. I would recommend SCORE Mentors Grand Forks to anyone starting a new business as well as established business looking for guidance from professionals who have been in their shoes. We are forever thankful for our SCORE mentors!

M Lee

At SCORE, you will receive guidance on starting your own business from experienced SCORE counselors who have knowledge and experience in most industries. This counseling is free and confidential. We have moved our offices to the Center for Innovation on the UND campus.

Alexander W.

We have worked with SCORE on a number of projects and they have been extremely helpful in growing our business and expanding our operations. Highly recommend!