Building Business Skills

Many of the entrepreneurs we work with are first-generation business owners who need additional support in becoming loan ready. We offer a variety of training and customized individual assistance to help our clients enhance their business skills and become successful business owners.

Whether you need help turning your idea into a viable business plan or have a specific subject area in which you’d like to sharpen your skills, our qualified staff will work with you to help you achieve your goals.

CREATE Business Training

CREATE (Cheyenne River Entrepreneurial Assistance Training and Education) is a comprehensive business development class that guides aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step through the process of starting a business.

Business Success Coaching

Our business success coaches offer a range of ongoing services to help new and existing businesses expand their markets, promote their products and services, improve customer service, set up financial systems, use Quickbooks, and more.

Business Lunch-n-Learn Workshops

We periodically host lunchtime workshops that are focused on helping entrepreneurs improve their bottom line and increase their business skills.

To start on your path of entrepreneurial growth, fill out our Customer Information Form and return it to us.

Success Stories

More Dreams Come True
More Dreams Come True

Kelsie Kay’s Coffee Depot graduates from incubator program and moves to new location. In 2018, when Kelsie Kay Haskell participated in our...

Hometown Furniture Celebrates 10 Years
Hometown Furniture Celebrates 10 Years

Hometown Furniture Celebrates 10 Years A decade ago, Dennis and Elaine Neigel were at an exciting, but uncertain point. Starting a business of...

Hickory Street Kitchen & Cocktails Celebrates Five Years
Hickory Street Kitchen & Cocktails Celebrates Five Years

Hickory Street Kitchen & Cocktails Celebrates Five Years July 7, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down around the country, many restaurants...

COVID-19 Inspires Innovation
COVID-19 Inspires Innovation

Troy Vrooman integrates digital technology into agricultural operation. November 19, 2020 As a lifelong rancher on Cheyenne River, Troy Vrooman...

Ubetcha Wateca Celebrates First Anniversary
Ubetcha Wateca Celebrates First Anniversary

Shari Ducheneaux Commits to Success Despite Pandemic-Induced Downturn June 9, 2020 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ubetcha Wateca...

Supporting Youth Entrepreneurs in South Dakota
Supporting Youth Entrepreneurs in South Dakota

Kaiden White Bear uses business loan to grow his farrier business. Kaiden White Bear (Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck) has been shoeing...

Meeting Market Demand
Meeting Market Demand

Jeremy Ferguson’s new business brings essential services to Cheyenne River. Pumping septic tanks probably isn’t the dream job most people hope to...

Seeking to Strengthen Local Markets
Seeking to Strengthen Local Markets

Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders Takes the Reins As Dace Harper and his partner, Mason Dietterle, wrap up their first month as new owners...

Celebrating the First Year in Business
Celebrating the First Year in Business

Native-Owned Restaurant on Lake Traverse Reservation Celebrates One Year One year ago, Nik (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and Tracey Sing, were making...

Risk Transformed to Reward
Risk Transformed to Reward

Walt Swan Finds Success by Trying Again According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within 18 months. For...

Phone: 605-964-3687
Fax: 605-964-3689
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
412 S. Main Street