UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Every

Tuesday

EIDL and PPP Loan Q&A Webinar

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

We will provide an update on any recent changes and answer YOUR specific questions. If you are unsure of how to move forward with your business, this could help you determine 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. 

Register for this webinar in advance

To access past recordings, click here

 

Dec

3

Engaging your Customer by Being Human

There is a fine line in social marketing between talking about your business and talking to your customer. But, you can do both. You just need to remember to be human. Learn how to write captivating social media content that isn’t just about your business, but captures the customers attention to still bring in business. Wendy Klug, VBOC Program Manager, will give you ideas about talking about content related to the holidays and seasons, while still bringing customers into your door. After the webinar, assistance will be available for no-cost advising sessions to deeper dive into questions you may have. If you are not able to attend in person, a recording will be available if you register for youwatch on your own time. ).

Wendy Klug, VBOC Program Manager, will be teaching about ways to turn your product/business into items that customers cannot resist. A little tweaking to add holiday cheer to the message and tailoring it directly to your target audience is sure to capture your customer's attention.

After the webinar, assistance will be available for no-cost advising sessions to deeper dive into questions you may have. This session will be recorded. Join us!

Cost: $FREE.  

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Dec

8

Women In Networking: Holiday Luncheon (Spearfish)   

While we were hoping to celebrate the holidays wit-h an in-person WIN Holiday Luncheon in Spearfish, we are now moving to virtual that will STILL be festive and fun!

Join us for our Women In Networking Holiday Luncheon meeting on Tuesday, December 8 from 11:30 AM - 12: 00 PM, virtually over Zoom. Just because this year’s WIN Holiday Luncheon celebration will be virtual, we are planning for a great time! We’ve got some fun games planned, engaging discussion, an opportunity to network, and more. Everyone is encouraged to wear something festive! And since it’s Zoom, yes, let’s be comfortable.

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 (includes $12 gift card from Miller Creek Pub in Spearfish)
All proceeds go to SD CEO Women’s Business Center programming for 2021. Thank you for supporting SD CEO and women in business.
Registration closes on December 7, 2020 at midnight. 

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Dec

17

Women In Networking

The way we are connecting has changed and SD CEO Women's Business Center is here to help you navigate this new world of work!

Let's see your best ugly holiday sweater or go festive and fun... and join us for our Statewide *VIRTUAL* Women In Networking (WIN) meeting on Thursday, December 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. MT over Zoom.  

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.  Pre-registration is required due to limit capacity.  

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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, 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:

Training

Training

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

Counseling

Counseling

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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