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Celebrating Small Business Saturday

Illustration of a main street with small businesses, shop small logo, SBA logo and text, Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022. huron

 

District Director Jaime Wood kicked off the holiday shopping season and joined the Huron Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Huron Development Corporation to discuss Small Business Saturday. Small businesses are vital to Huron and the surrounding area, so it's important to small businesses all year. Learn more: www.sba.gov/saturday.


 

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The South Dakota District Office visited downtown Sioux Falls for an event promoting Small Business Saturday. Mayor Paul Tenhaken kicked off the event proclaiming Saturday, November 26th as Small Business Saturday. Joe Batcheller, President of Downtown Sioux Falls, led a panel of small business owners and questions and comments came from District Director Jaime Wood and SDDO's Resource Partners, Daniel Cook, Sioux Falls Small Business Development Center and Sadie Swier, SDCEO East Women's Business Center. 


 

We're Looking for Nominations!

Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.

National Small Business Week Awards

The National Small Business Week Awards are back! SBA is now accepting nominations for its 2023 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Small Business Person of the Year. Could you be our next winner? If you’re a small business owner or know a small business owner with an inspiring story to tell, it’s time to submit a nomination!

A complete nomination package must be received electronically via BOX by December 8, 2022, 3pm ET. You answers should be in detail on forms 3301 and 3315 – it’s very important when it comes to judging the business! Our SBA Resource Partners can help assist, at no-cost, in writing your BEST nomination. You can locate a Resource Partner at https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/resource-partners.  

Below is the list of requirements and forms, for your convenience:

  1. Review the National guidelines and instructions
  1. All nominees are required to complete SBA Background Form 3300
  2. Complete the Small Business Person of the Year Application Form 3301
  3. A digital photo– at least 300 dpi is required
  4. Review the South Dakota District Office Guidelines (this is where you will find the criteria for district awards)
  5. Complete the District Office Award Application Form 3315 (identify the district award category)
  6. Complete  Release of Materials Form
  7. Attach any other significant documentation (such as a nomination letter, letters of recommendation, etc.) not to exceed 10 pages
  8. Upload everything to our South Dakota District Office Box Account

Submit your nomination today!!  

Learn more


 

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You're Invited! 

Fiscal Year 2022 SBA South Dakota District Office Lender of the Year Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration South Dakota District Office is honoring four lenders for their commitment to small businesses in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, during a virtual celebration on December 8, 2022, at 10:00 AM CST.  The public is invited to join at http://ow.ly/jrEG50LgOKL.


 

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the South Dakota District Office! 


 

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SBA Upcoming Events 

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After completing this training, the participants will be able to:

• Describe the purpose of cash flow management in a start-up small business.

• Assess a cash flow cycle and make some cash flow projections.

• Describe how a cash flow statement can help assess and improve the financial health of a start-up.

• Identify some ways to manage cash flow in terms of managing costs and potential income.

• Identify ways to seek out expert technical assistance to improve cash flow management.

Register


 

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This presentation will help you understand the basic elements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, more commonly known as the FAR. This presentation will include what the FAR is, what it covers, and how it is structured. We will discuss the various and notable FAR clauses and their meanings, as well as explain some of the main supplements to the FAR, especially the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, or, the DFARS. Finally, we will discuss how the FAR is woven into government contracts and guides each step of the government acquisition process, even with not explicitly referenced. By the end of this presentation, you will have no reason to fear the FAR!

Register


 

Resource Partner News & Upcoming Events

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Join SD CEO West for their Holiday Women In Networking (WIN) Rapid City Luncheon on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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 Thursday, November 23rd, at midnight is required. Seating is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins! 

We are hosting our 2-HOUR Holiday WIN Networking Luncheon at the Rushmore Hotel & Suites which will be decked out in holiday decor. Enjoy a delicious meal, fun games, and of course all the glitter. Put on your sparkle and join us!

Register


 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022                                                3:00 PM - 4:00 PM MST

Have an idea for a business, but are not sure of the market demand? Looking for some new marketing ideas for your current business? A great first step is to identify the gaps in the marketplace to see where your new business fits. A competitive analysis a great way to find those opportunities!

One the major reasons businesses fail is lack of need in the marketplace. Determining that need is tricky. Let Michelle Kane, Director of SD CEO West guide you through her Market Matrix Method to better understand your competition.

She’ll take you step by step on how she creates a simple competitive matrix that can lead to new marketing or product ideas or discoveries about your competition you hadn’t known about or even considered. 

If you have idea for business or ready to look at your business with fresh eyes, join us for the FREE online webinar. 

Register


 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022                                       9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST

Are you launching a startup or wanting to take your business to the next level, and interested in what financing options you have? Then this training is for you! We'll discuss the ins and outs of business lending, when it makes sense and who is a good candidate. Join us and learn about the business lending solutions offered by Grow South Dakota.

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Join SD CEO West for their Holiday Women In Networking (WIN) Spearfish Luncheon on Thursday, December 8th, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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 Thursday, Dec. 1st, at midnight is required. Seating is limited. Sorry, no walk-ins! 

We are hosting our 2-HOUR Holiday WIN Networking Luncheon at the Joy Center which will be decked out in holiday decor. Enjoy a delicious meal by Cheyenne Crossing, fun games, and of course all the glitter. Put on your sparkle and join us!

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Julie Johnson

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022                                           10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MST 

The South Dakota Legislature is set to convene in Pierre on January 10 for a two-month session. Interested in knowing what’s on the table that could impact your business or organization?  

SD CEO welcomes back, Julie Johnson, who will go through what small businesses and workplaces need to know with this upcoming legislative session. Julie Johnson is an Aberdeen based lawyer, Registered Lobbyist at the SD Legislature.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar. Early questions can be submitted to Bailey.Jo.Sadowsky@BHSU.edu

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