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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, one of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development is the Community Development Financial Institution Fund managed by the US Department of the Treasury.
Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:
Dakotas America, LLC
First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.
Grow South Dakota
InterTribal Bison Cooperative
Lakota Fund, The
Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial, Inc
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Oti Kaga, Inc.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
South Dakota Rural Enterprise, Inc.
Sioux Falls SD
South Eastern Development Foundation
Teton Coalition, Inc.
The Harvest Initiative, Inc
The Sicangu Fund
The Recovery Capital Loans Program provides financial assistance to small business with less than 500 employees to obtain a deferred payment loan from the agency, in order to meet existing debt payments, thereby giving the business the opportunity to refocus their business strategy.
The government has launched innumerable programs that are all geared towards the achievement of this goal. Some of these programs involve the provision of technical assistance, training sessions, and strategies that would potentially help business owners in marketing their products and in expanding their businesses.
Wedding couples are now turning to social enterprises for catering and other wedding needs. Singapore-based social enterprises like Bliss Restaurant and Catering and Minds Social Enterprises have seen how the “younger generation are spending more and veering towards more gourmet food choices, yet they are also more aware and supportive of the social mission behind social enterprises.”