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South Dakota Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SD SBDC), a University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business outreach program, serves small businesses in the state of South Dakota. Its mission is to be an advisor for South Dakota businesses to start or grow by assisting with business planning, operational improvement, and product or market development. The SD SBDC helps qualified small businesses propose innovative ideas that meet research and development needs of the federal government with the potential for commercialization. Services for SBIR/STTR companies include one-on-one counseling, assistance with federal registrations, identification of funding opportunities, proposal editing, and more. The SBDC network also provides assistance with government contracting, international trade, early stage funding, and operational improvement and innovation for manufacturers. The SD SBDC provides one-on-one, confidential no cost business advising on a statewide basis with offices in Aberdeen, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown and Yankton.