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Getting the Right People on the Bus

Blog, From the President, News & Events on May 30th. Comments Off on Getting the Right People on the Bus

“Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.” Jim Collins’ quote from Good to Great is now famous, and powerful in its simplicity and logic. Yet it is not easy to accomplish.

Dakota Resources (formerly South Dakota Rural Enterprise) operated out of my home office for many years with contract administrative support and a contracted credit officer. We started out with the Capital Investment Fund as our only product. We were purely a financial institution making capital available to development organizations in South Dakota. We have become so much more by being responsive to the needs of our market and being willing to take calculated risks to meet those needs. None of it would have been possible without the caliber of the members of our board of directors … Read More »


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Dakota Resources Hosts #ruralX Summit In Aberdeen

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Attend the RuralX Summit July 19-20 in Aberdeen

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Jensen joins Dakota Resources staff

Paula Jensen, an experienced grant researcher and writer, funds developer, and community coach, joins Dakota Resources as the Resource and Community Development Director. Dakota...