Power Hour


In addition to recruiting new businesses to join us in Day County, we also believe in helping the amazing businesses already here to improve and grow as well as support locals to step into ownership.

Power Hour is a great way to get connected to ideas and resources to do so. Power Hour includes a live presentation via webinar, followed by Q&A with local experts over the noon hour (BYO Lunch).

No cost or requirements to attend – just give me a heads up if you’re coming (or thinking about it!).

Several opportunities for professional and business development are available in Day County and the region. Watch for updates on this calendar, or contact Melissa at 345-3159 or email.


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QuickBooks
Kelly Weaver from Small Business Development Center will provide a QuickBooks class at the Business Center in Webster, SD on Tuesday, July 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Check in by 8:45 a.m. This class is designed for those considering a computer-based accounting system or those QuickBooks users who are using it in their business but feel they would benefit from the topics covered. Topics covered will include Chart of Accounts, Items, Customers, Vendors, Invoicing, Check Writing, Bills, and Reports.

No registration cost, but pre-registration is required by Friday, July 20. Register now >


Next Power Hour Presentation:


Understanding Your Business Financials
Wednesday, July 11 at 12-1 p.m.
Lake Region Business Center conference room
1209 Main Street, Webster, SD 57274

Presenter: 
Kelly Weaver, Regional Director
Small Business Development Center

During the workshop, Kelly will help you understand two basic business financial statements: profit and loss statement and balance sheet.  You will learn how to use the statements to better understand the financial and operational health of your business and how to compare your business with industry benchmarks.

Cost: None!

Lunch: On your Own - Feel free to bring yours along! We have a microwave, sink and refrigerator available, or grab carry-out from one of the many restaurants in the area!

 RSVP > or contact Melissa at (605) 345-3159 or email.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities: 

July 17 - Community Design
Join the discussion about "Community Design" with the Dakota Resources Learning Network, featuring communities of all sizes and national experts on the topic. RSVP by contacting Melissa at 345-3159 or email.


August 2 - Retail
Join the discussion about "Retail" with the Dakota Resources Learning Network, featuring communities of all sizes and national experts on the topic. RSVP by contacting Melissa at 345-3159 or email.

August 7 - Customer Service: Little Things Make a BIG Difference
Jodi Hepperle, Project Specialist with Avera St Lukes
Customer service is not a department - it’s an attitude…..and the responsibility of everyone in the organization. Customers have many choices these days. The little things we do every day can make a difference in whether they choose to do business with us, or go elsewhere. RSVP >


August 21 - Child Care Businesses
Join the discussion about "Child Care Businesses" with the Dakota Resources Learning Network, featuring communities of all sizes and national experts on the topic. RSVP by contacting Melissa at 345-3159 or email.



Sept. 6 - Topic TBA
Join the discussion about "_______" (TBA) with the Dakota Resources Learning Network, featuring communities of all sizes and national experts on the topic. RSVP by contacting Melissa at 345-3159 or email.



Sept. 11 - Mid-Year Marketing Check-Up
How does your business marketing plan and activities stack up? SCORE members and a marketing expert will cover topics from SCORE’s business assessment tool related to marketing as well as answer related questions. Multiple marketing handouts will also be provided. Prior to the session, attendees will be provided a link to SCORE’s Business Needs Assessment for their use. RSVP >


Sept. 18 - Topic TBA
Join the discussion about "_______" (TBA) with the Dakota Resources Learning Network, featuring communities of all sizes and national experts on the topic. RSVP by contacting Melissa at 345-3159 or email.


Sept. 26 - Introduction to Internships
Scott Peterson and Britt Lorenz of Northern State University
Is your organization considering creating or expanding a professional internship program? Learn how to do just that at this Power Hour. Learn about legal guidelines to an internship, academic considerations, internship strategies, program objectives and the two major types of internships.  Most of all, you will learn the best practices for implementing a successful internship program for both students and your organization. RSVP >



Do you have a suggestion for a Power Hour topic/speaker?
Please share it! Contact Melissa at 345-3159 or email.


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