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The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University is planning two additional business seminars in March and April following the great success of their first seminar in February which hosted more than 50 entrepreneurial enthusiasts.

The March 16 Business Luncheon Seminar, “How to Write a Business Plan,” will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room of the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center. Barbara Zwetzig, MBA, director of the Center for Business, Entrepreneurship & Tourism (CBET) at BHSU will offer ways to create a powerful and concise business plan. A question and answer session will follow. The registration deadline is March 12.

Another luncheon seminar, “How to Write a Marketing Plan,” is scheduled for April 14, with information on the latest marketing techniques from Dr. Annette Ryerson, associate professor of marketing at BHSU. It will be held in the Jacket Legacy Room of the BHSU Student Union. The registration deadline is April 9.

Register for the seminars online at www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO, email at Chris.Coolidge@BHSU.edu, or phone (605) 642-6435. There is a $20 registration fee which includes lunch. Both seminars are co-sponsored by Dakota Rising, an organization designed to spur South Dakota’s rural economy.

Future seminars will include the following topics: expanding your business, starting a home-based business, opportunities for women veterans, social media marketing, financial needs of a small business and more.

Located in Woodburn Hall on the BHSU campus in Spearfish, the SD CEO was recently established to provide management and technical assistance, comprehensive training, and counseling for entrepreneurs. It is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA, and is part of a network of more than 175 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s women’s business funding. 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.