9th Annual Women's Business Conference

Join us for the 9th Annual Women's Business Conference at The Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, SD. Registration and exhibitor showcase begins at 8:00 AM. The event will begin promptly at 9:00 AM with breaks throughout the day to network and visit exhibitors.The event will end at 4:00 PM and will be followed by a social.

This year's keynote speaker is Krystal Covington, MBA, a publicist and business marketing consultant helping companies increase visibility, credibility, and influence. She is also the CEO & Founder of Women of Denver.

Early Bird Fee: $135 (expires on October 5)

Fee: $150

SOLD OUT! If you would like to be place on our wait list, please email Andrea at Andrea.Bakeberg@bhsu.edu.



Tech for Retirees 

The Black Hills State University Enactus students and the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity will host a Tech for Retirees session from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25 in Jonas Academic Hall Room 205 on the BHSU campus. Students will offer one-on-one help with Facebook navigation, including privacy settings, and with other platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat. Students can also help attendees improve their use of iPhone and Android functions. For more information visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO or call Mela Cosme at 642-6948.

Fee: Free. RSVP required.




Women In Networking 

Join us for our November Women In Networking (WIN) meeting on Tuesday,November 13th from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. in the '76 Room at the Spearfish Holiday Inn.

Our Spotlight Speaker is Catherine Greseth, Director, Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills.

Women In Networking is an organization for women in business that provides an opportunity to widen their professional networks and promote their business or organizations. SD CEO connects women, familiarizes participants with other businesses and/or upcoming events, and support the South Dakota CEO Women's Business Center.

Early Bird Fee: $15 (expires on November 8)

Fee: $20


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

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-17-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 Mela.Cosme@BHSU.edu. SD CEO staff available on evenings and weekends.

Special areas of focus:



developing, providing and/or recommending training, seminars and workshops to meet the needs of startup and existing businesses.



facilitating how SBA might best serve client needs and encourage the best direction in pursuit of a successful business.

Technical Assistance

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.

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