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.

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Pre-legislative Update for Small Business: What Businesses Need to Know

The South Dakota Legislature is set to convene in Pierre on for a two-month session. Interested in knowing what’s on the table that could impact your business or organization?

SD CEO welcomes back, Julie Johnson, who will go through what small businesses and workplaces need to know with this upcoming legislative session. Julie Johnson is an Aberdeen based lawyer, Registered Lobbyist at the SD Legislature and SD SCORE District Director.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. Early questions can be submitted to



Women In Networking Luncheon | Spearfish

Join us for our Women In Networking (WIN) Luncheon on Tuesday, , from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at The Joy Center. Early networking starts at 11:30 AM.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Brandie Rainboth, owner of Spearfish Physical Therapy.

Brandie describes herself as more of a goal setter than a New Year's resolution kind of gal. She likes the idea of setting a goal to work towards, not having to have everything together starting and trying to maintain for long term (although that method can work for some people!). She'll share some fun tips about the benefits of movement and how movement is vital in self care.

Registration and payment by Thursday, at midnight is required. Seating is limited. We will not be accepting walk-ins.

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.

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



Influencer Marketing... Is It Worth It?

Influencer Marketing has become HUGE and a valuable way for businesses to get their products and/or services in front of others. Peer-to-peer review have always out performed ads, and with the privacy changes on social media platforms, more business owners are turning to social media influencers to help them sell! The best part? You don't need to find someone with a million followers (and subsequently with large fees) to help share what your business does with the world.

The webinar is live on Wednesday, , 10:30am - 12pm MDT. This webinar is FREE to join!

It will be taught via Zoom with the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Meet your presenter: Ashley Smith, Owner, Social Jargn



Crypto and Coffee at The Social in Sioux Falls

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology in the Age of COVID-19: How will it disrupt your industry? 

  • Could cryptocurrency have an impact on the success of your business? 
  • What is happening in the crypto marketplace NOW? 
  • What’s this Web 3.0 and what do you need to know? 

You’ve got questions, we’ve got experts. 

Join South Dakota based bitcoin traders and entrepreneurs Kimberly Woodbury and David Woodbury for coffee and conversation as they discuss: 

  • Digital currency like bitcoin 
  • Blockchain technology 
  • Today’s crypto market 
  • Web 3.0 

There will also be an open Q&A session to get YOUR crypto, blockchain, altcoin, NFT questions answered!  

Kimberly and David will help attendees better understand cryptocurrency and how it could help businesses in South Dakota mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19.

Thursday, , from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST The Social in Sioux Falls. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. 

FREE and open to the public. Limited seating.

The Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology in the Age of COVID-19 event is part of the Reboot and Recovery Series sponsored by SD CEO West Women’s Business Center with a co-op agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and support from the federal CARES Act.? 



Women In Networking Coffee and Conversation | Rapid City

Morning Meet-Up | Women In Networking Coffee and Conversation

Let's get together for coffee and connecting on Tuesday, , 8:30 am - 9:30 am at HomeBrew Coffee Shop at OneHeart in Rapid City! 

Meet other women in business in the Rapid City area and start your day off right with some powerful connections, inspiration, and great conversation.  Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, students, intrapreneurs - those who work for a company, municipality, higher ed or non-profit - all women are welcome.

There is no cost to attend and the SD CEO West Women's Business Center will provide coffee. Specialty drinks are available for purchase. Please register so we know you are coming. Let's make 2022 the year of connection!



So... You Want to Be a YouTuber?

The last year has opened up many people's eyes on how they can start their own business! Becoming a YouTuber is no exception. So, what do you need to get started on the platform? What techy gadgets do you HAVE to have (and what can you go without)? What do you need to know to produce your own YouTube Channel? Let's talk about it!

The webinar is live on Wednesday, , 10:30am - 12pm MDT. This webinar is FREE to join!

It will be taught via Zoom with the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation.

Meet your presenter: Ashley Smith, Owner, Social Jargn


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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.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm

Advising appointments are available in-person, online or on the phone during normal office hours. Evenings and weekend appointments are also available. To schedule an appointment, register at All advising services are free and confidential. Any questions, please contact Julie Hinker at

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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.


Application ➤
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 Carissa Hauck ( or 605-642-6948).

Contact Info

Bailey Sadowsky
Marketing Specialist
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Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5:00 PM
Phone: 605-642-6435

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