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Strengthening Businesses

Both community members and business owners must invest in the desire and work to grow a community’s business sector. We can help you build the capacity to make that happen.

We teach communities how to create an environment favorable to entrepreneurship growth. Our programs connect entrepreneurs to resources to help them success and add to community economic development.

Signature Programs

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South Dakota Remote Works

This one-month educational program is designed to equip workers with the tools and skills needed to work from home as a remote worker, leading to a Master Remote Work Professional certificate upon completion.

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Small Business Basics

Small Business Basics is an opportunity for current and potential business owners to complete or update a business plan and develop valuable contacts with resources to give your business a boost.

Program Interest Form

Interested in bringing our programing to your community or business? Submit your information using the form below, and a team member will contact you to discuss what options we can offer.

Upcoming Events

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May 13

South Dakota Remote Works May Workshop

Are you trying to master working from home? Join us for a remote works program.

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Aug 11

ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference

South Dakota State University Extension will host a conference in August 2021 about rural communities in a rural community — Milbank.