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South Dakota Remote Works

The South Dakota Remote Works program is designed to equip workers with the tools and skills needed to work from home as a remote worker, freelancer, or entrepreneur.

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Mar 01

South Dakota Remote Works March Workshop

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

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SDSU Extension Launches New AgritourismSD Program

January 12, 2021

Do you farm or ranch and want to share your passion and excitement for agriculture with others?

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Jan 20

Community Virtual Book Read

SDSU Extension will be hosting a virtual book read on Wednesdays beginning on Jan. 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. CST until Feb 10.

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Feb 09

Small Business Basics Training

Are you an existing business owner? Are you starting a new business? Just exploring a business idea?

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SDSU Extension Welcomes Joshua Hofer to Community Vitality Team

July 14, 2020

Joshua Hofer is the newest member of SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality team of field specialists who assist with business, leadership and community development needs across the state.

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South Dakota Small Business Basics Program Participant Earns Award in Business Plan Contest

July 14, 2020

Heather Solberg of Volga has been awarded $500 to put toward a business plan concept she developed while participating in the Small Business Basics program coordinated by SDSU Extension.

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Strategy, Service and Social Media Among Skills Taught at SDSU Extension’s Small Business Basics Course

Coordinated by SDSU Extension Community Vitality Specialists Peggy Schlechter and Ann Taecker, the Small Business Basics program covers an extensive list of topics, including writing or updating business plans, tax and licensing, employee relations, pricing and marketing, customer service, social media, and aspects of financing.

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SDSU Extension Offers Technology Assistance to Small Businesses Adjusting to Pandemic

Traditional brick and mortar small businesses that relied on customers walking through the door may be experiencing challenging times as the public stays home to comply with social distancing, but technology offers several important opportunities for small businesses to continue connecting with customers.

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Agritourism Workshop helps South Dakota producers identify opportunities

March 27, 2020

Opportunities in agritourism for South Dakota farmers and ranchers were shared at the Agritourism Workshop held Feb. 20-21 in Pierre.