10th  Annual Women's Business Conference

SD CEO invites you to our 10th Annual Women’s Business Conference on Friday, October 18, 2019;at The Lodge at Deadwood. The event will start 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, with the doors opening at 8:00 am.

The 10th Annual Women's Business Conference will speak to women in all phases of their career – from early career to seasoned professionals. This conference is a way to bring together women from across the state for a day filled with professional development and networking opportunities. This year, the focus of the Women’s Business Conference will be taking charge of your professional development and creating a seat at the table … even if you are not sure where to get started or where you should go next.

The 2019 keynote speaker is Jennifer Pharr Davis. National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. For more information, visit our event page 10th Annual Women's Business Conference (Deadwood)

Cost: $135 (Early Bird), $150 (after 10/5)




Women In Networking

Join is for our November Women In Networking meeting on Tuesday, September 10 from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM. This month's meeting will be held at the Spearfish Holiday Inn, '76 Room.

Our Spotlight Speaker is TBD.

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

Cost: $15  ($20 after November 7)


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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.

SD CEO Scholarships

SD CEO provides the highest quality workshops, professional development events, and training programs. Financial aid based on need is available for individuals who would otherwise be unable to access our services. The SD CEO offers scholarships up to 75% of the total program/event cost. The following information will be used to determine your scholarship eligibility and discount if selected. Scholarship are given based on the availability of scholarship funds. Scholarship preference is given to those who have a financial need, own or work for a small business, or work for a non-profit.

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

The SD CEO is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Mela Cosme (Mela.Cosme@BHSU.edu or 605-642-6948).

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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"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!"

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