Get Your Business Going and Growing with SCORE

Our mission is to foster a vibrant small business community through mentoring, learning and business development resources to the Twin Cities Metro, Central Minnesota, Arrowhead Region and Western Wisconsin areas. Our vision is to assure that every person has the support they need to thrive as a small business owner.

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Free Business Mentoring

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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.


Free Workshops & Webinars

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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.


Free Business Resources

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Browse and download free templates, workbooks, guides, and other helpful business tools to help you increase your business knowledge and hone your business skills.  Get the latest in business strategies and trends to help you and your business succeed.


Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

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Live Event

Growing Your Business With a CRM

December 6, 2022, 12:00pm CST

We will dig into what a Customer Relationship Management tool is and the habits and processes that complement the technology. We will look at what structures are needed in order... Read more

Live Event

Tax Basics 101

December 7, 2022, 11:00am CST

Taxes are an important part of starting a business and it's not as difficult as you think! But where do you start? How should I set up my business: as a sole proprietor, LLC,... Read more

Quick Resource Links

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SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE is determined to help women business owners succeed with these specialized resources. Read more


SCORE Minnesota Client Resource Guide

The SCORE Minnesota Client Resource Guide can be used by anyone looking to develop their business plan or improve their business development efforts. Specific areas include what... Read more


Information for SCORE Twin Cities Clients

There is a wealth of information available on starting a business in Minnesota. This page is a place to start exploring that information. We aim to give every person the support... Read more


How to Successfully Start a Business with the SCORE Startup Roadmap

The SCORE Startup Roadmap, sponsored by FedEx, is the perfect tool to start the journey to your new business. Read more


Free SMALL Business Legal Advice with SCORE Twin Cities

LegalCORPS is a nonprofit organization with the mission of expanding access to legal services in the area of business law through the services of volunteer attorneys. Read more


Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery

Download SCORE’s templates to help you plan for a new business startup or grow your existing business. Read more

Just a few of our Successes

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WeCo Accessibility Services

Wehrman has made use of SCORE’s workshops on issues ranging from email marketing to business planning to human resources management.   Wehrman also received mentoring from SCORE... Read more

AD Greenroof, LLC

“I could not have done it alone and the fresh business ideas offered by my SCORE mentors, Bill Collette and Andrew Braden, provided me with the assistance I needed.” – Angie... Read more

B.E.R. Enterprises, LLC, DBA Veterans Integrity Exteriors

Blake first learned of SCORE while doing research on the SBA website. He made an application for free mentoring and was assigned to Bill Collette. Bill’s background in contracting... Read more

Share Your Expertise

Small business owners in our community need your help now more than ever. SCORE is proud to have the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. They help thousands of entrepreneurs start and grow their small businesses every year. Our volunteers give back to their communities and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Do you want to help someone achieve their dream?

Become a SCORE Volunteer