Beacom School of Business Small Business Development Center

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Serving South Dakota's Small Businesses

 Small Business Development Center
The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive.
SBDC Network:

Through a network of six offices across the state and 1,100 SBDC offices around the country, we provide professional, confidential and no-cost business consulting services, including one-on-one counseling and training, to individuals starting a business or looking for ways to improve an existing business. 

Better Business Planning:

Since 1985, the South Dakota SBDC has helped clients obtain more than $747 million in financing, creating or preserving more than 13,101 jobs within the state.  SBDC services enable South Dakota's entrepreneurs to make better, more informed business decisions, to avoid costly mistakes, and to prepare thorough and complete business plans needed both to obtain financing and to effectively manage their venues.

Benefits of the SBDC:
  • One-on-one, confidential no cost business consulting
  • Assist existing businesses in remaining competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy
  • Research & industry benchmark comparisons
  • Development and improvement of business plans creating a roadmap for the business
  • Financial analysis and projections used to understand current conditions and plan for future expansion
The SDSBDC is accredited by the national Association of SBDCs and is a statewide service in partnership with:
SBDC  Small Business Administration SD Ready to Work
BusinessUSA is a collaborative effort to create a one-stop shop for everything related to business assistance. Small businesses can quickly connect the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website or office is contacted.
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