EIDL and PPP Loan Q&A 

This is an open Q&A session on the Economic Injury Disaster Relief (EIDL) Loan, EIDL Advance, or the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Do you have questions about PPP loan forgiveness, the EIDL Advance or EIDL loan process? This webinar is for you! 

We will provide an update on any recent changes and answer YOUR specific questions. Are you unsure of how to move forward with your business, this could help you with some next steps to take. Please join SD CEO, VBOC of the Dakotas, and the U.S. Small Business Administration team as we provide current updates on programs and answer your questions. Join us! 

Cost: $FREE

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Celebrating Women's Work: 100 Years of Suffrage

Celebrating Women's Work: 100 Years of Suffrage is a half day event on October 23, 2020 that will share the progress that has been made over the last 100 years as well as the gains yet to be made moving forward. This event is virtual only.  Find out more at: www.BHSU.edu/CelebrateSuffrage  

This event is a celebration of the 100th anniversary since the passing of the 19th Amendment which is when women started having the right to vote. You will learn about some of the historical women and events that have fueled the progress of women's rights over the last 100 years. We will also shed light on the progress yet to be made and empower you to take action. 

Virtual Event Cost: $10

For more information about the Celebrating Women's Work virtual event, click here.




Using LinkeIN for Marketing and More

LinkedIn is a powerful tool both for your company and your own online presence. Learn how to make this professional network add value to your business, organization and reputation. This workshop is for small business owners and other professionals who want to leverage LinkedIn to help grow their business but don’t have a lot of time or resources to get it done.

Join Michelle Kane, Director of SD CEO Women’s Business Center, on Tuesday, October 27  from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. virtually over Zoom  as she shows you how to use LinkedIn to build a stronger presence for your company and position yourself as a leader in your field. Each person who registers will get a custom review and recommendations for their current LinkedIn profile from Michelle.

Zero in on best practices when it comes to your profile set-up, how to show up in search and new ways to incorporate the platform into your marketing strategy.

In this three-hour session, you will:

  • Create a personal “why” statement and vet that against your workplace mission
  • Define your ideal headline
  • Focus in on what to post
  • Optimize your profile
  • Examine best practices and discover new ways to look at online networking
  • Learn to incorporate online with in-person connections
  • Discuss pros and cons of “selling” on LinkedIn
  • Learn a proven method for incorporating LinkedIn into your workday
  • Discover new ways of finding leads on LinkedIn and turning them in to clients

Cost: $29 





Get Unstuck: Change Your Habits and Rock Your Workplace

Did you know? Approximately 40% of our daily behavior are habits? These habits can significantly impact our professional and personal lives.

Join Leah Braun, Senior Partner with Nsight Partners, on Thursday, October 29  from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a virtual workshop as she helps you better understand how our habits influence our lives so you can get UNSTUCK and create real change in your life and workplace through this engaging online workshop. The intent of “Get Unstuck: Change Your Habits and Rock Your Workplace” is based on the notion that we can identify the habits that are helping us at work as well as those habits that are counter-productive and make changes to foster a more successful workplace. 

Leah is all about sharing practical, proven principles and best practices. You will leave with valuable tools, tips and techniques to use in your everyday professional and personal life. Worksheets and individual exercises along with setting personal goals will help challenge you to think differently and become accountable to yourself.

In this three-hour session, you will:

  • Create a personal “why” statement and vet that against your workplace mission
  • Learn the science behind habits and how habits are formed
  • Examine your own healthy habits 
  • Identify where you are stuck (habits that are counter-productive to your workday)
  • Discuss the significance of a forced change, such as those caused by Covid-19, and how to cope with change 
  • Learn a proven method for starting or eliminating a habit
  • Come to understand the power of awareness and mindfulness
  • Discover resources for support while undergoing change

Cost: $35


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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, Women's Business Center,is funded in part by 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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