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.)

  • 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.

  • Lakota Funds

    Lakota 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.

  • 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.

  • Spearfish Economic Development

    The Spearfish Economic Development Corporation is a dynamic organization built to promote our prosperous business climate and community.

    If you are a business leader thinking of expanding or relocating, you've come to the right place. Spearfish, SD offers many attractive advantages for businesses of all size. By visiting our site, you'll learn more about our area's workforce, premier business climate, superior lifestyle and most importantly how you as a business leader can increase your company's bottom line by locating in Spearfish.

  • Rapid City Economic Development

    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.  



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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