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Every

Tuesday

EIDL and PPP Loan Q&A 

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

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

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Sept

22

Checking, One, Two, Three…Is Your Website 2020 Current?

No matter what type of business you run, you need to have a website. This website doesn’t have to have ten tabs and have a billion words like web designers use to recommend. As a matter of fact, the simpler the better. Did you know that the bulk of your information should all fit on the homepage? Due to the attention span and interests of your possible customers, your website needs to conform to their wants and needs. In this webinar, learn about the top strategies you need to implement in order to make your website attract and retain customers, be found with google spiders, and more. Wendy Klug, VBOC of the Dakotas program manager will help step you through this, giving you pointers that only take a few minutes of your time and can be implemented immediately.

If you are not able to attend this webinar at the designated time, still register. A recording will be available for you to view on your own schedule. After the webinar, Wendy Klug will be available to help businesses through confidential no-cost tailored advising sessions (virtual) related to website design and other marketing topics. For more information, contact: Dakotas.vboc@und.edu

Cost: $FREE

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Oct

13

Women In Networking

Join us for our October Women In Networking meeting on Tuesday, October 13 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM virtually over Zoom.

Our guest speaker is Michele Loobey-Gertsch, Development Officer at Monument Health Foundation.

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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Oct

23

Celebrating Women's Work: 100 Years of Suffrage

Celebrating Women's Work: 100 Years of Suffrage is a half day event on October 23, 2020 that will share the progress that has been made over the last 100 years as well as the gains yet to be made moving forward. Offering in-person and virtual registration options. Find out more at: www.BHSU.edu/CelebrateSuffrage  

This event is a celebration of the 100th anniversary since the passing of the 19th Ammendment which is when women started having the right to vote. You will learn about some of the historical women and events that have fueled the progress of women's rights over the last 100 years. We will also shed light on the progress yet to be made and empower you to take action. 

Live Event Cost: $15  

Virtual Event Cost: $10

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Nov

10

Women In Networking

Join us for our September Women In Networking meeting on Tuesday, November 10 from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM virtually over Zoom.

Our guest speaker is Meg Manke. COO of Rose Group Int’l

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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TBD

2021

POSTPONED: Celebrating Women In Business Breakfast

The 11th Annual Celebrating Women in Business BREAKFAST  at the Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center has been postponed to May 2021. This event honors and recognizes all working women whether they run their own business, aspiring entrepreneurs or work for someone else.

As part of the event, the SD CEO Celebrating Women In Business Awards program, in place since 2012, will be presenting awards to four outstanding women across the state.

Our keynote speakers are Kimberly Brave Heart, Owner and Executive Chef, Etiquette Catering & Owner, Painted Skye Management and Letti Lister, Publisher & President, Black Hills Pioneer.

Cost: $30 ($40 after early bird)

Registration is not available at this time. 

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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 is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with 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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