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Special areas of focus:

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Training

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

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Business Advising

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

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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 like the hands-on approach with the program."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Feb

18

COVID-19 Legal Update for Employers Webinar

Join us on Thursday, February 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MT over Zoom, as Jennifer S. Frank Esq. with the Lynn, Jackson law firm, will discuss a variety of human resource issues and employment laws impacting business owners during these continuing and uncertain times of COVID-19.  

Ask Yourself:

  • As an employer, should I require my employees to get the COVID-19 vaccination?  What if my employee refuses to comply?   
  • What should I do if my employee contracts COVID-19 at my workplace or needs to care for a family member with COVID-19? 
  • Does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) still apply in 2021?  Should I be offering my employees some form of paid sick leave or emergency family medical leave?  
  • What if I have to layoff, reduce hours or furlough an employee? Where does Reemployment Assistance come in?

 

Other topics to include: 

  • Health and Safety Concerns in the Workplace – best practices 
  • Remote Work/Teleworking Arrangements – here to stay??? 
  • Legal and other issues (workers’ compensation, performance management, keeping communication channels open, pay for work performed, etc.) 

Registered attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions to Jennifer by Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm MT. While there is no guarantee that your question will be answered, Jennifer will try to get to as many as she can. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in the chat during the virtual event! 

Disclaimer: The materials contained in this webinar are for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing in this webinar is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice. Readers are advised to obtain legal advice from their own legal counsel. Please call Jennifer Frank at (605) 791-6450 or email her at jfrank@lynnjackson.com if you wish to discuss this further or have specific questions.

 

Registered attendees will have an opportunity to submit questions to Jennifer by Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm MT. While there is no guarantee that your question will be answered, Jennifer will try to get to as many as she can. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in the chat during the virtual event! 
Disclaimer: The materials contained in this webinar are for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing in this webinar is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice. Readers are advised to obtain legal advice from their own legal counsel. Please call Jennifer Frank at (605) 791-6450 or email her at Cost: $FREE.

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Feb

23

EIDL and PPP Disaster Loans Open Lines Q&A

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

We will provide an update on any recent changes and answer YOUR specific questions.

Please join SD CEO Women's Business Center, VBOC of the Dakotas and the U.S. Small Business Administration team as we provide current updates on programs and answer your questions. .

No cost to attend. Join us!

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Feb

24

Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

Start your new business journey today by attending the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp Virtual Workshop and get on the fast track to financial and personal independence.

“The Entrepreneurial Boot Camp brings together an amazing line-up of professionals to walk you through the main aspects of launching a business in South Dakota in this one-day workshop,” says Michelle Kane, Director, SD CEO Women’s Business Center. “Attendees will meet a lawyer, banker, commercial insurance provider, accountant, marketing pro and other resources to not only from but also to answer their questions. Attendees will leave with real tools and answers about what to do next with their business idea or plan.”

Led by local experts, the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp is a full-day workshop on Zoom on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. MT to 3:30 p.m. MT. Can you see yourself as a business owner in 2021? Join us!

Cost: $59
Student rate: $39

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Feb

25

Women In Networking

Join SD CEO for our January Women In Networking meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2021, from 8:30 am - 9: 30 am over Zoom.

Our guest speaker is Robyn Finch, a travel advisor with Cruise Planners.

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: $FREE. 

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2021 WIN membership

Take advantage of our monthly Women in Networking meetings! Pay for your 2021 WIN membership today.

Company Membership - $70
Individual Membership - $50

   

 

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Ed2Go Courses

Ed2Go offers a wide variety of courses in business, design, law, technology and more. These courses are provided entirely online and typically cost $99.

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Career Training Courses

The online career training programs focus on skills and topics that today's companies consider a high priority. Topics include administrative professional, tax, bookkeeping, project management and other business and non-business courses. Prices for these courses vary depending on topic.

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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.

 

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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).