small business

Loan Programs Available for Small Businesses in South Dakota

If you are looking to start a new business or expand an existing one but aren’t sure where to start, the Small Business Administration might have a program for you. Bill Manger, Associate Administrator, SBA HQ’s Office of Capital Access, was in South Dakota this week to talk about the funding opportunities that are available. Categories: KDLT News Today –…

Small Businesses Embracing Online Presence

Dell Rapids, S.D.-Experts say small businesses make up 99 percent of the businesses in South Dakota.  Some of those stores and companies are finding new ways to thrive thanks to the internet. However one Dell Rapids shop started out ahead of the curve. At the Mason Jar Boutique in Dell Rapids, staff are working on packaging orders that’ll be sent…

Best Resources for Small Businesses in Sioux Empire

With more than 86,000 small businesses in the state, we know South Dakota has to be doing something right when it comes to supporting small businesses. But Jaime Wood, the newly appointed South Dakota District Office Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration, said there may be so much more for small business owners to know to both start or grow…

Senator Thune Tours Growing Small Business in Tea

TEA, S.D.- It’s no secret that small businesses in South Dakota are making big strides. One of them, DeGeest Steel Works in Tea was recognized recently for its success. That earned a special visit Tuesday From Senator John Thune. DeGeest steel works is a third generation, family owned business. They produce steel parts for equipment. A month ago the president,…

Sioux Falls Day At The Legislature

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Over one hundred Sioux Falls business leaders loaded up on buses this morning to talk to lawmakers in Pierre. For the 35th year, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has spear-headed ‘Sioux Falls Day at The Legislature.’ The day gives business owners and employees the chance to talk one on one with elected officials, sit in…

South Dakota Businesses Increasingly Targeted by Ransomware

What you need to know to protect yourself

As we become increasingly connected, crooks are finding more and more ways to infiltrate (easily, by the way) our systems. One of our tech experts, Will Bushee, explains why there is a rise in ransomware, how it differs from a virus infecting your technology, that businesses with a lot at stake are being targeted and many in our region have…

U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon Makes Inaugural Visit to South Dakota

TEA, S.D. – South Dakota hosted a special visitor Thursday. Linda McMahon is the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Trump’s cabinet. She’s visiting all 68 district offices in the SBA nationwide and we’re number 63 on her list. Thursday, McMahon stepped foot onto to the Rushmore state for her first time with plans…

Why Sioux Falls Area Businesses Are Being Targeted by Google Beacons

(And what you stand to gain or lose through them as a consumer)

When you’re heading out to run errands or stopping in somewhere to eat, Google is looking to make it easy for you – to know how traffic is flowing for your drive, or how long your wait might be to get a table. But the technology that delivers that information is creating some confusion among local business owners, who don’t…

Bride to Bride Wedding Consignment Helps Future Brides on a Budget

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  It’s never too early to start planning your wedding, but sometimes the price tag can hold people back. Our Reporter Miranda Paige spoke with one Sioux Falls store that hopes to help make the experience more affordable. “I don’t think we knew what we were getting ourselves into when we started this, but we’re almost two years…

Fat Goat Coffee Company Opens in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, S.D.- Family owned businesses are an important part of South Dakota communities. One Mount Vernon mom wanted to be part of that, so she opened up her own business this January. In the Knecht household they love their goats, but they also love coffee. So Nanette Knecht combined the best of both worlds. She is the owner of Fat…

What Is Sous Vide? Where You Can Learn the French Cooking Technique Locally

There is an ever expanding fun and unique variety of classes at Plum’s Cooking Company in downtown Sioux Falls. If it’s been awhile or never that you’ve been to the small business just off 8th and Railroad, you’re in for a treat, literally. The store is a haven for foodies and cooking enthusiasts. And this week, former high school football…

Competition Back for Small Businesses Looking to Expand

The annual Accelerator Competition at Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship offers resources and coaching

If you have a business you’d like to grow but are stuck on how best to do that, or the finances to make it happen, this may be your ticket to the big leagues. The Zeal Accelerator Program in Sioux Falls is taking applications for a program that helps entrepreneurs realize their growth potential. Four serious entrepreneurial teams/companies will be…

The Importance of Supporting Small Businesses Year Round

Small Business Saturday has come and gone, why local entrepreneurs need your ongoing support

Small Business Saturday saw an incredible turnout throughout the Sioux Empire this November. But it’s just the start of an important season for small businesses, one that is often vital to their success. From service providers to retail storefronts and more, Jeff Eckhoff from the South Dakota Small Business Development Center encourages South Dakotans to learn more about the small…

Interstate 29 Bridge at Dell Rapids Set to Reopen

The Department of Transportation sets a preliminary deadline for the week of November 27

As one major road construction project near Dell Rapids wraps up, two more that will have a significant impact on travel and access to the city’s downtown get set to start. We talked with the City Administrator for Dell Rapids, Justin Weiland, about the opportunities for residents and visitors with the new bridge reopening. We also got details on what…

Small Business Spotlight: Statues And Their Stories

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Stephanie Wollman. She grew up painting statues. Many community members flock to her business on Russell and Louise for bird bathes, religious symbols, angels, flower pots, and military statues. Stephanie says she gets the production materials and rose quartz right here in sioux falls. “Every dollar that I generate in revenue here, I am in…