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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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Dec 03

Career Conversations: Exploring My Future in the 605

South Dakota 4-H is holding a Career Conversations course on its Training House platform to teach various lessons about the career fields in South Dakota.

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Dec 09

Sustaining the Legacy @ Pierre

Join South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension and industry professionals for a two-day Estate Planning and Farm Succession Conference in Pierre.

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Jan 14

The Power of Women as Agvocates Conference

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be holding its biannual Power of Women as Agvocates conference Jan. 14-15, 2022 in Fort Pierre, South Dakota.