South Dakota APEX (PTAC) Events (APEX)

Ready to learn more about exporting?

South Dakota Trade and the University of South Dakota are partnering to offer Export 101 on June 13 and Export 201 on June 14. Sign up for both events or choose the seminar that’s right for you. We look forward to seeing you at the in-person or virtual events!

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: USD – Sioux Falls campus or via livestream

Cost: $250 per day; breakfast and lunch included- tax included

Learn More and Register

The U.S. Small Business Administration South Dakota District Office is seeking for-profit small business owner/CEOs to join the 2023 SBA THRIVE CEO cohort training this summer/fall in Sioux Falls.

This is a 6-mo cohort that meets virtually and in-person.  In-person trainings will be held in the afternoons once per month in the Downtown Sioux Falls Library training room starting on June 20th. The rest of the sessions will be online and on-demand. 

A professional business coach/instructor will facilitate.  This cohort concentrates on small business leadership development (the metamorphosis from an owner that operates as an employee (doing all the jobs), to the strategic and visionary leader that takes their business and team to the next level, this includes learning tools to begin delegating operational tasks.

During the course, participants will build out their individual business strategy/vision for the next 3-5 years.

Cohort capacity:  25.  The training is free.

Eligibility requirements:

  • In business at least 3 years
  • Have at least 2 employees (owner is included in employee minimum requirement)
  • Have minimum of $250,000 annual revenue


Register here for the SBA THRIVE Small Business CEO Cohort: 2023 SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Program – SBA T.H.R.I.V.E. Application Portal ( Registration due by 17 May.


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