Dakota Butcher’s expansion goes better than expected.

WATERTOWN, S. D. – Randy Gruenwald has been quite pleased since he and his wife, Karen, expanded their meat business from Clark to Watertown.  The Gruenwalds fully opened their second Dakota Butcher, a full-service meat locker and specialty foods shop, in early 2015.

Belinda Engelhart, Regional Director for the SD Small Business Development Center has known Gruenwald for several years and assisted him with the expansion. She served as a sounding board, and created numerous versions of projected financial scenarios. “I did a lot of financial projections for him in the business-planning stage,” she said.

Engelhart assists Gruenwald with other projects, too. He seeks her advice to help bank customers.  “With any new business or expanding business, Belinda is the first person I call to put budgets together to see if it’s a viable idea,” Gruenwald said. “She is excellent.”




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