Jul 26, 2023
Carissa Hauck
South Dakota CEO West

As the Program Coordinator of the SD CEO West Women's Business Center in Spearfish, SD, I provide individuals the knowledge and skills they need to launch and grow new business ventures or develop professionally in their careers.

As a past business owner, I have personal experience in the struggles and joys of the entrepreneurial journey. From partnership to sole proprietor and from startup to full fledged business, I have successfully worked alongside and lead my team to create one of South Dakota's first kombucharies - Scobi Kombucha. From this experience, I learned the value of community and mentorship to help make wise business decisions and overcome countless hurdles to achieve business success. Most of all, I learned to trust myself and those around me. We are all capable of incredible achievements, we just need the confidence to go for it.