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Small Business Basics is an opportunity for current and potential business owners to complete or update a business plan and develop valuable contacts with resources to give your business a boost. Make your business work for you!

Small business owner in flower shop.

We bring this series of 5-6 sessions to your community and customize them to meet your needs.

Suggested topics include:

  • Planning for success
  • Writing a business plan
  • Business structure, taxes & licensing
  • Marketing
  • Customer service
  • Financial statements
  • Financing options

“This opportunity has helped me wrap my head around the steps to take to complete my business plan, get proper funding and be a profitable, positive entity in the community. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone interested in becoming a business owner.”
– Corttnee Schmidt, Central City, SD

“This is so very good for this area. People need a starting place and a friendly face – somewhere they can go without any fear of ‘not knowing’ or being scared to ask for information or help. The friendly, helpful atmosphere was excellent – no one was afraid to ask anyone anything. That is a rare and precious offering. Thanks – from everyone.”
– Johnny Creighton Winn, Wall, SD

Group photo of program participants.


If you have questions about this article, contact Peggy Schlechter (SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist) at the SDSU Extension Rapid City Regional Center at 605.394.1722.

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