Startups & Entrepreneurs

Business Resources In Aberdeen

We encourage business owners to take advantage of the resources in our community each committed to helping businesses thrive. Every organization serves a different purpose but all exist to better our community and to provide assistance. Consider the challenges you are facing in your business and how each of the resources may be able to help you turn those into opportunities. If you have questions or need additional information, please let us know.



This is a weekly podcast for all those business owners in small towns with big hustle. Hear stories of other small town business owners in Aberdeen, SD, and let their stories and struggles inspire you to do that amazing work you do. Brodie Mueller is the podcast host and owner of The Market on the Plaza. Alongside him are Katie Washnok with Blackout Industries and Bea Smith with the Northern Innovation & Startup Center.

Angel investor group

Hub City Capital

Hub City Capital Fund is a buyout fund managed by Enterprise Institute. This fund is located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The angel investment funds don't invest in retail stores, restaurants, food trucks, service-based business, real estate projects, or other non-scalable business models. They are focused on companies headquartered or operating in South Dakota and will at times make exceptions for companies in neighboring states.

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New Business Guide

If you are looking to start a new business in Aberdeen, South Dakota, download our New Business Guide to get you started. You will discover resources to vet your idea, information to decide what business structure is best, tools for writing a business plan, and local contacts who can help you get it all done.



Our chamber of commerce is a very active city organization that provides a number of resources and networking opportunities for professionals in Aberdeen. Taking part in one of their numerous committees is a great way to get connected with other professionals in our community. Leadership Aberdeen is another valuable program to enhance your professional skills and make long-lasting connections. Join their email newsletter to stay in the loop on professional happenings in Aberdeen as well.

If you are in the retail or hospitality industries, the CVB has tools to help you promote your business to people traveling into Aberdeen. Their website is also home to the community calendar, a great resource for posting your event to draw in people from all over the region. Considering moving your business to Aberdeen, South Dakota? This site is a great resource to get a taste of everything there is to see in do year-round.

If your business is located in historic downtown Aberdeen connect with the Aberdeen Downtown Association to get involved with the numerous events drawing people downtown all year long. They are also a great resource for finding office space for rent or downtown residential options. If you are a downtown building owner and looking to make improvements reach out to learn about financial opportunities available as well.

They strives to build a culture of tech entrepreneurship, create cohesive pathways, and offer events and workshops to help aspiring entrepreneurs turn their concepts into companies. By embracing technology, celebrating innovation, and encouraging a fail-forward mentality amongst entrepreneurs, they aim to strengthen and diversify the economy in Northeastern South Dakota. They have many great programs, workshops, and events to help you get your business started!

We encourage all small business owners, new and existing alike, to use the SBDC as a resource. It is a no-cost business consulting organization that provides insights to existing businesses to remain competitive. For new businesses, they are a great partner to develop a business plan. We are fortunate to have representation here in Aberdeen. They are knowledgeable people ready to help your business be a success.

Find information about all branches of the South Dakota government, resources for business owners and details about the attractions across the state.

A wealth of information; this site is a great tool for businesses looking to move or expand operations in the midwest as it provides insights on the South Dakota business climate. Discover what makes our great state an enjoyable place to live, work and play. Looking for why Aberdeen is THE place to start a business? We have a few reasons why, check it out.


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Kendra Hinz

Director of Marketing and Special Projects