Many South Dakota entrepreneurs have taken advantage of unique training opportunities offered through the SBA FAST Launch project this year. The following link demonstrates the activities and participation for each.
While these were excellent opportunities, other assistance is available through a variety of business agencies such as the Small Business Development Centers located throughout South Dakota, Enterprise Institute, Manufacturing and Technology Solutions, SD Center for Enterprise Opportunity, and many others. The complete list is available here – Business Assistance Agencies. Entrepreneurial hopefuls are encouraged to work with local service providers but may contact Katherine Cota, Director of Economic Development, Dakota State University at DSU-PaulsonCenter@dsu.edu.
Deadline for application to the Giant Vision Business Competition is Friday, February 25, 2022 and for the Student Competition, Friday, March 4, 2022.