At SD CEO West, we strive to provide invaluable knowledge and assistance for every aspiring
and existing entrepreneur and intrapreneur.
The following resources support our work and can help with your small business needs:
The Small Business Administration (SBA)
Phenomenal resources for small business (you will see individual pages linked on other parts of this website.)
SBA South Dakota Office
BHSU College of Business and Natural Sciences (CBNS)Black Hills State University transforms lives through innovative high-quality academic programs and a dynamic learning community. BHSU's CBT offers degrees in Business Administration and Business Education, an MBA (Masters of Science in Business Administration), online classes and a variety of non-credit learning options.
Ascent: Elevate Your Business (SBA)
A free learning platform for women entrepreneurs.
Lakota FundsLakota Funds is a community development financial institution (CDFI) leading an economic resurgence of the Oglala Lakota Oyate on the Pine Ridge Reservation through culturally appropriate strategies reigniting the traditional Lakota spirit of productivity, commerce, and trade.
Manufacturing & Technology Solutions (MTS) South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions (MTS) provides products, services, and assistance dedicated to the productivity, growth, and global competitiveness of South Dakota’s manufacturers.
New Online Learning Center for Native Entrepreneurs Lakota Funds, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Native entrepreneurship, has launched a pilot of the Building Native Industry Institute, an online learning center where entrepreneurs can improve their business skills at their own pace anywhere internet access is available.
APEX AcceleratorsThe government marketplace poses unique challenges. APEX counselors can help you determine if your company is ready for government opportunities and how to best position yourself to succeed.
SD CEO Learning Library (Live and On-Demand)
The Partnership has an extremely active, focused program in place working to attract quality, primary jobs to the Rapid City area. Primary jobs are described as those jobs that bring new wealth into the community.
South Dakota Indian Business Alliance SDIBA is a group of community partners committed to growing Indian business in South Dakota. Our mission is to enhance Indian Business development by leveraging partnerships and resources of diverse institutions and organizations.
South Dakota Small Business Development Center The SBDC accomplishes this mission by providing professional management and technical assistance to South Dakota's present and future small businesses.
South Dakota Rural Enterprise Institute To stimulate financial and human investment in South Dakota communities that are invested in themselves.
Governor's Office of Economic Development
This is an excellent site informing you about business opportunities and programs in South Dakota.
South Dakota SBIR
The SBA Office of Technology administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Through these two competitive programs, SBA ensures that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts.
Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC of the Dakotas)
VBOC of the Dakotas proudly serves service members, veterans and military spouses in the states of North and South Dakota looking to start, purchase, or grow a business.