South Dakota Small Business Development Center


The primary mission of the South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to promote economic development and the creation and retention of jobs and wealth in South Dakota. The SBDC accomplishes this mission by providing professional management and technical assistance to South Dakota’s present and future small businesses. Most services of the SBDC are provided to you free of charge through a self-recipient contract through the West River Economic Development Coalition with the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Assist. Clients in starting or improving a business or solving management issues.
Educate. Clients in all facets of the business planning process.
Empower. Clients to accomplish future planning and problem solving.


The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of South Dakota, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and six host organizations across the state.

Two full-time professional consultants provide free and confidential management assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. These consultants also travel to outlying communities on a regular basis. If you would like more information and the locations of these communities and contact information for setting up an appointment.


The Small Business Development Center has one experienced full time consultant who can provide you with free individual consulting in any of these areas plus many more.

  • Business Start-up/Acquisition
  • Business Expansion
  • Business Liquidation/Sale
  • Business Planning
  • Securing Capital
  • Management Assistance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Personnel Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Market Research
  • Government Procurement
  • Small Business Information

Contact us if you have any questions about how we can help you.

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