Business Advising
facilitating how SBA might best serve client needs and encourage the best direction in pursuit of a successful business.
developing, providing and/or recommending training, seminars and workshops to meet the needs of startup and existing businesses.
Technical Assistance
identifying resources for comprehensive training, mentoring and counseling to help entrepreneurs reach business goals. 


What Our Clients Say About Us

 "I like the hands-on approach with the program."

"I learned a great deal that I can put into practice in my business."

"The presenter was excellent; very knowledgeable and helpful."

"Fabulous class- I would sit through it again!"

While services are available to ANYONE interested in business, the center has a special emphasis on assisting women.

Join our mailing list!

 For Email Marketing you can trust.

Support SD CEO Today!





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!





Impacts of Covid: Marketing Tips for Re-Engaging Your Customers

Regardless of how your businesses responded to the pandemic, the marketplace has changed. During this webinar, we will talk about some new ideas for you to consider in communicating with your past and future customers so that everyone knows about your business NOW. Have you reopened? Are you now selling more products online? Do you have a new line of products or services?

Wendy Klug, VBOC of the Dakotas Director, and Michelle Kane, SD CEO Women's Business Center will present some different ways to let people know you are there and you are ready to serve them.

No cost to attend. Join us!





Virtual Statewide Women In Networking

Join us for our Statewide Women In Networking meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM via Zoom.

Women In Networking (WIN) is an organization under the SD CEO Women's Business Center for women in business that provides an opportunity to widen their professional networks, promote their business or organization and network with other women across South Dakota.

WIN connects women, familiarizes participants with other businesses and/or upcoming events, and supports the SD CEO Women's Business Center.


Learn more icon

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



Register Online Icon

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.

Mouse pointer

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.

Clock Icon

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.


Application ➤

Follow Us on Social Media

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 ( or 605-642-6948).

Contact Info

Mela Cosme
Marketing Specialist
Woodburn 216 Map
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5:00 PM
Phone: 605-642-6948

SD CEO: Women's Business Center
Black Hills State University
1200 University St. Unit 9511
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799-9511