Other Events

Take advantage of these activities which can help you develop your business idea and business skills.

  • Local organizations including the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SCORE offer small business education events throughout the year. To learn more about the current offering, visit the SBDC website
  • SD Banker Assoc.'s Business Plan Competition - due in December, awarded in February. Contact your school business teacher or counselor. www.sdba.com/business-plan-competition
  • Giant Vision Student Business Plan Competition - due in February, final event in April. (audience: open, with student track) http://www.southdakotagiantvision.com
  • Career and Technical Student Organizations – many include entrepreneurship topics as part of their state competitions typically held in March/April. Such organizations include DECA, FCCLA, FBLA, FFA, and Skills USA. If you don’t have any of these in your high school, ask your principal about starting a chapter!
  • Youth Business Adventure (YBA) - week long summer program for upcoming HS seniors and juniors. http://www.sdchamber.biz
  • Invent to Innovate - spring semester business competition at USD for high school and college students, contact Howard Haines at Howard.HainesIII@usd.edu for details.