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Rural Business Owners Credit SDSU Extension Small Business Basics

January 17, 2019

Ruth Leines wanted to open her own business. At first the Wagner resident thought it would be a Christian bookstore and coffeeshop. But, a few weeks into SDSU Extension’s Small Business Basics she realized this idea may not succeed. So, she did some research and 18 months ago launched This That & More.

Business Development, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship

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Community Vitality Newsletter

SDSU Extension's Community Vitality Newsletter includes resources to enhance communities and improve their capacity to flourish.

Business Development, Developing Communities, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Small Businesses, Community Leadership

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Save the Date! April 30 - May 1, 2019 Energize! Conference, Lemmon

December 17, 2018

The SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team and community of Lemmon will host the Energize! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference April 30 - May 1, 2019 in downtown Lemmon businesses.

Business Development, Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Community Leadership

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Businesses

Is your business established, new or somewhere in between? Our team has resources for every stage.

Business Development, Strategic Planning, Small Businesses

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Development

SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

Business Development, Developing Communities, Community Leadership, Strategic Planning, Small Businesses

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Business Retention & Expansion

This economic development strategy targets specific industries in your community. The Community Vitality team can analyze a county, community, or economic development organization’s situation and determine what training might be appropriate to meet their specific development needs.

Small Businesses, Business Development, Developing Communities

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Agritourism

When a producer has decided to sell a product directly from the farm, entertainment or tourism-based activities could be incorporated to create larger appeal. Agritourism could add value to the farm visit though education, entertainment, outdoor recreation, dining, relaxation or other avenues, potentially drawing more customers in.

Business Development, Developing Communities, Small Businesses

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Small Business Beginnings

Small business is a vital part of South Dakota’s economy, representing nearly 97% of all employers and more than 60% of the state’s private sector workforce. SDSU Extension has developed a series of tools designed to provide technical assistance to early stage entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and existing small firms. These tools assist business owners in determining the feasibility of a proposed business venture and creating a solid business plan to support it.

Small Businesses, Entrepreneurship, Developing Communities, Business Development