Our Mission

Empowering women and propelling economic development across South Dakota.

Our Vision

To serve as a key partner in economic and workforce development in South Dakota providing comprehensive training and business assistance for aspiring entrepreneurs and forward thinking intrapreneurs.

Meet the Team


Elizabeth Freer

Director, SD CEO West 


Bailey Sadowsky

Program Coordinator 


Ashley Wingert

Program Assistant 

Special Areas of Focus



You have questions about your business journey. We can help you find the answers and connect you with others who will set you on the path to success.

About Us Training


Get up to speed and stay up to date in all areas of best business practice. Choose from our full selection of online training courses and partner resources, attend live and virtual workshops, or participate in highly focused business seminars.



Who you know can help you in unexpected ways. We provide you with the opportunity to connect with fellow inspiring women who are on their own journeys as business owners, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs.

We are here to help you on your journey as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, and individual. All you need is to take that first step and reach out to our team, and we will get you on the path to success.

Our services are for everyone!

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SBA Region VIII Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award



Connect With Us

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.

Phone: 605-642-6948

Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9511
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9511
Office Location: Woodburn 216


Hosted by Black Hills State University