RAPID CITY | Throughout October and November, Mike Rosson and Dona Leavens with the Small Business Development Center, located at the West River Business Service Center, assisted 16 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students with financials for the South Dakota Mines Competitive Entrepreneurial Opportunity Program, a student business plan competition.
The competition introduces students to entrepreneurship by providing training, mentors and the opportunity to pitch their ideas. The competition also prepares students for the South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision Business Plan Competition.
“We really enjoy working with the young entrepreneurs in the South Dakota Mines CEO Program,” said SBDC business consultant. “Providing these students with the resources and support to potentially grow their ideas into businesses is rewarding in itself, but knowing that these ideas may someday provide jobs and help grow our region’s economy is even better.”