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The mission of the South Dakota Small Business Development Center is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assist existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive.

SBDC offices provide professional, confidential, and no-cost business consulting services, including one-on-one counseling and training, to individuals starting a business or looking for ways to improve an existing business. The SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


Since its inception in 1985, the South Dakota Small Business Development Center has helped clients obtain more than $200 million in financing and has consulted on projects where over 5,500 jobs were created or retained. Contact us for more information on how we can help you.


South Dakota has SBDC offices in:
  • Aberdeen
  • Pierre
  • Rapid City
  • Sioux Falls
  • Watertown
  • Yankton
  • Vermillion - Location of State Office

The Yankton SBDC office is sponsored by District III. It is conveniently located in the same building as District III, Areawide Business Council, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and the Business Information Center. Click Here for directions to our Yankton location.

The Yankton SBDC also shares the same service area as District III and ABC.


The SBDC holds office hours in Chamberlain by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Sue.


The SBDC has partnered with the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell to provide consulting services to the Mitchell area.

To schedule an appointment in Mitchell, contact Sue.

For more detailed information,

please visit our sites at
South Dakota Small Business Development Center & Small Business Administration

Sue is the Regional Director for the Yankton SBDC. Clients should schedule an appointment to meet with Sue at the Yankton office; otherwise she is willing to travel anywhere within the service area.

Lori is a business consultant and she is also available to travel to any location to provide free business counseling.


Venturing Into Business

Business Planning

”Do-it-Yourself” Market Research


Financing the Small Business

Financial Analysis

Cash Flow Planning & Management

Business Expansion

Small Business Information


Yankton Small Business

Development Center
PO Box 687
1808 Summit Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 665-0751
Fax: (605) 665-0303



Driving Directions to the District III Office
Planning & Development District III
P.O. Box 687
1808 Summit Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Call: 800-952-3562 (South Dakota Only) or 605-665-4408
Fax: 605-665-0303