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South Dakota Counseling and Training Resources
- Small Business Development Centers
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive.
Through a network of six offices across the state and 1100 SBDC offices around the country, the SBDCs provide professional, confidential and no-cost business consulting services, including one-on-one counseling and training, to individuals starting a business or looking for ways to improve an existing business.
- Rapid City SCORE
- Sioux Falls SCORE
The SCORE Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE Association volunteers serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business." Working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors and provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge.
- SD Center for Enterprise Opportunity
The SD CEO, South Dakota's new Women's Business Center, which is now open in Woodburn Hall on the BHSU campus, provides business assistance and training to current and prospective entrepreneurs from start up to expansion to foster economic development in SD. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs.