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51st Anniversary of Women's Equality Day

Photo of two people with the following text, Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2022. The SBA logo is at the bottom.


The U.S. Small Business Administration is honored to commemorate the 51st anniversary of Women’s Equality Day. Learn more about SBA’s resources to help women start, grow, expand, or recover your business.

Midwest Ag Export Summit


Left to Right - Heather Ranck, Rock Nelson, Cinnamon King, Jaime Wood

District Director Jaime Wood joined Cinnamon King, Director, U.S. Commercial Service in Sioux Falls, Rock Nelson, South Dakota International Trade Center, and Heather Ranck, North Dakota Director and Global Rural Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service, to hear from agriculture & trade leaders from around the region at the Midwest Agricultural Export Summit in Sioux Falls. Ambassadors, Congressional leaders and agriculture commissioners also weighed in on the demand internationally for American agriculture and the challenges facing the industry at this annual meeting.


SBA Upcoming Events


Tuesday, August 30, 2022                                   9:00 AM - 12:30 PM  CDT

Owning a Veteran-Owned Small Business Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate.

During Reboot, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.
Participants that complete an in-person or online B2B Reboot course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses. If you’ve already attended an in-person or online B2B Reboot course, visit sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.

This will be offered via ZOOM. Login information will be provided after registration prior to the class.  For more information, contact Julie Hinker, 402-681-2542.



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Resources and Estrategias for Global Market Éxito

Featuring Successful Hispanic-owned Small Business Exporters

 Join us for a free webinar Wednesday, August 31 at 2:00- 3:00 PM ET  

Looking to grow your business and increase profits by selling globally?
As the world reopens for business, demand is high and opportunities abound.
Whether you are just getting started entering the global marketplace or are already exporting and looking to grow, this webinar is for you! Small businesses that have achieved global sales success will share their global business experiences and secrets to success.

Learn about Federal resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Commercial Service that can support your export growth. For questions, please email





Doing Business with the States of MN, ND, SD

Tuesday, September 13, 2022                                  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDT

This workshop will provide an overview and details about contracting with the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Topics to be covered include an overview of each state’s purchasing practices, where the dollars come from, how the dollars can be spent, how to get registered as a vendor, where to find business opportunities, and what the state expects of its contractors.



Resource Partner News & Upcoming Events




South Dakota Manufacturing Summit

September 8, 2022 | Watertown

Our annual conference for South Dakota's manufacturers is only a month away! From a keynote focusing on a continuous improvement mindset with company culture to breakout sessions including topics like automation, quality, cybersecurity, productivity, intellectual property, expansion, and workforce development, there's something for every manufacturer at the Summit.

This year will also feature tours of Lake Area Tech's robotics lab and the opportunity to network with students in manufacturing-related programs from around the state. We're excited for another great summit and can't wait to see you there!






Join SD CEO West for their Women In Networking (WIN) Luncheon on September 13th, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Miller Creek Pub in Spearfish.  Yes, you saw that right! WIN is 90 minutes and starts at a new time.  Connect with the inspirational women in your community to motivate you on your business, career, or personal journey.

Registration and payment by Friday, Sept. 9th, at midnight is required. Seating is limited. We will not be accepting walk-ins. 

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





Join SD CEO West for their September Women In Networking (WIN) Rapid City Luncheon on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022, from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at The Rushmore Hotel & Suites in Rapid City. That's right! Please, note that this luncheon is 90 minutes long. The luncheon will be starting at 11:30 AM, and registration opens at 11:00 AM. 

Connect with the inspirational women in your community to motivate you on your business, career, or personal journey. Wherever you are in your journey, the women of WIN are here to help you succeed. Together, we can accomplish incredible feats!

Registration and payment by Friday, September 16th, at midnight is required. Seating is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins!





Have you thought of the government market sector? 

Are you considering government as a business opportunity?  

Join the South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota PTAC teams, on September 21 at 9 am CDT, as they outline what a business needs to have in place before contracting, explore why you may consider the government market sector and what it takes to be successful in this market. 

Learn More and Register




Global Entry Mobile Enrollment Event by US Customs and Border Protection 

 Tuesday through Thursday, September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd 2022

To all international travelers, South Dakota’s International Trade Center is pleased to announce its hosting of the "Global Entry" registration and interview event to take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota!  TSA Pre® Eligibility Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Members enter the United States through automatic kiosks at select airports.

The benefits of having "Global Entry":

  •   Expedited Processing Lines
  • No Paperwork
  • Access to expedited entry benefits in other countries if applicable
  • Available at major U.S. airports
  • Reduced Wait Times

For more information about this event call Rock Nelson – Director of South Dakota’s International Trade Center (605)-941-6696 or Rock at




Join SD CEO East Women's Business Center for the Inaugural Women's Visionary Summit on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 starting at 8:00am, Washington Pavilion, Mary W. Sommervold Hall, Sioux Falls.

At the first annual summit for SD CEO East, attendees should expect a morning full of entrepreneurial spirited speakers motiving the surrounding community to Aspire. Adapt. Achieve. 





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