Black Hills State University



Women's Business Conference

Invest in your professional development and attend the eighth annual "Women's Business Conference" on Friday, October 13, 2017 at The Lodge at Deadwood. 
This year's key note speakers are Cindy Maher and Carol Grannis with Leading Edge Coaching and Development. This dynamic duo will use theater to present on "Intentionally Shaping Your Reputation" and "Receiving Feedback with Grace". 

Registration and exhibitor showcase begins at 7:30am. The event will begin promptly at 8:30am with breaks throughout the day to network visit exhibitors. The event will end at 4:45pm and will be followed by a social hosted by the 2017 Women in Leadership graduates. 

Fee: $150 Register



QuickBooks Basic Workshop

Learning QuickBooks will allow you to simplify the accounting for your business saving time, money, and reducing stress at tax time. SD CEO has collaborated with Ketel Thorstenson to bring you the QuickBooks Basic workshop. QuickBooks Pro Advisors will teach you how to:  set up a QuickBooks file, receive payments and making deposits, how to enter sales information and other useful tools within QuickBooks. Invest in your business by joining us Thursday, October 26th from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm at Black Hills State University- Rapid City Campus (4300 Cheyenne Boulevard) in Room 106. Lunch will be on your own.

 Fee: $199 Register



QuickBooks Advanced Workshop

QuickBooks Pro Advisors will teach you how to: analyze financial data, inventory, sales tax, payroll and more. Invest in your business by joining us Wednesday, November 8 from 9:00 am- 4:00 pm at Black Hills State University- Rapid City Campus (4300 Cheyenne Boulevard) in Room 106. Lunch will be on your own.

This is an advanced course of QuickBooks, you will need a strong foundation of QuickBooks knowledge. 

 Fee: $199 Register



Women In Networking

This month's luncheon will be held at Spearfish Holiday Inn-Swarm Room (305 N 27th St, Spearfish).

WIN is an organization for women in business that provides networking opportunities. We connect women; familiarize participants with other businesses and/or upcoming events. Early registration ends Thursday, November 9. Registrations received after November 9 will be charged $20.

Our Spotlight Speaker this month is Sandy Brockhouse, Marketing Consultant for Black Hills Lifestyle Magazine.

Remember to bring a door prize!

Fee: $15 (before November 9) Register



2017 WIN Membership

Don't miss out on our monthly Women in Networking meetings! Pay for your 2017 WIN membership today. Company Membership - $65; Individual Membership - $40. Get Membership



Ed2Go Courses

Ed2Go offers a wide variety of courses in business, design, law, technology and more. These courses are provided entirely online and typically cost $99. Register



Career Training Courses

The online career training programs focus on skills and topics that today's companies consider a high priority. Topics include administrative professional, tax, bookkeeping, project management and other business and non-business courses. Prices for these courses vary depending on topic. Register

Cancellation Policy - SD CEO Seminars and Major Events
All SD CEO registration payments are final. Your registration fee may be applied to a future event if you cancel at least 7 days prior to an event, or you may give your registration to a colleague or associate. Any registration cancellations less than 7 days prior to an event will not be applied to a future training.

Cancellation Policy - Women in Networking (WIN)
All WIN registration payments are final and cannot be applied to future events.

The SD CEO, Women's Business Center, provides training and business assistance to current and aspiring entrepreneurs from start-up to expansion.

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Special areas of focus:

  • Training- developing, providing and/or recommending training, seminars and workshops to meet the needs of startup and existing businesses.
  • Counseling- facilitating how SBA might best serve client needs and encourage the best direction in pursuit of a successful business.
  • Technical Assistance- identifying resources for comprehensive training, mentoring and counseling to help entrepreneurs reach business goals.

While services are available to ANYONE interested in business, the center has a special emphasis on assisting Women.

What our clients are saying about us:

"I like the hands-on approach with the program."

"I learned a great deal that I can put into practice in my business."

"The presenter was excellent; very knowledgeable and helpful."

"Fabulous class- I would sit through it again!"

Connect with us

SD CEO: Women's Business Center
1200 University St. Unit 9511
Spearfish, SD 57799-9511
OFFICE: Woodburn 216
Phone: (605) 642-6948

U.S. Small Business Administration - Your Small Business Resource (SBA)

The SD CEO is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SD CEO operates under Cooperative Agreement SBAHQ-14-W-0018. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Contact Mela Cosme at (605) 642-6948 or email SD CEO staff available on evenings and weekends.