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Startup Office Hours

December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-5


Ever wanted to ask an expert about your business? Well, you’re in luck, because Startup Office Hours is back! If you have a business problem you don’t know how to solve, wish you could talk to someone who has knowledge you don’t, or if there’s some other reason you could use a chat with an entrepreneurial mentor, Startup Office Hours may be right for you.

On Thursday, December 16th from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, we are offering 25 minute time slots for entrepreneurs to chat one-on-one via Zoom with one of four Sioux Falls area business mentors.

Featured Business Mentors:

Daniel Crook, Small Business Development Center

Daniel, a Business Consultant with SBDC, has a passion to assist the individual and their business to prepare for success. He works with them in both professional and personal capacities. He has worked successfully with several businesses in the Midwest including: South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas. He moved to Sioux Falls July 2020 with his wife, a Stockholm, SD native. He enjoys working on his wife’s farm on the weekends.

Daniel has worked in many areas in banking- loan origination, processing, compliance, and audit. His loan experiences ranging in commercial, construction, working capital, AG, home mortgages, SBA, RLF, and others. He has also worked in economic/community development, business consulting, mediation/conflict resolution. His educational background is in Master’s in Business Law, Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution, has strengthened and widened his scope of business expertise and knowledge.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Concise Business Plans
  • Develop Management Advisory Teams
  • Financial Projections
  • Detailed Budget Management
  • Loan Preparation Guidance
  • Employee Retention Techniques/Strategies
  • Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
  • Strategic Management and Planning


Pete Kleinjan, Tiger29 

Pete Kleinjan is the owner of Tiger29, a Search Engine Optimization company focused on helping small businesses increase their website’s exposure on the internet. Since 2009, Tiger29 has worked with countless companies on a local, regional and national scale. For more than a decade Pete has used his time and talents to transition his clients’ websites from an expense to a tool for revenue generation.

Areas of Expertise:

  • On-Site SEO
  • Off-Site SEO
  • Google My Business
  • ROI Analysis


Brad DeVille, Caliber Creative

Brad co-founded Caliber back in 2008, with a goal to create a boutique-style agency with a strong emphasis on branding and high-level customer service. Like many entrepreneurs, Brad has held many roles at Caliber all while building a robust team to round out a full-service agency that is Caliber today. Today Brad serves as the Executive Creative Director to oversee all the client work that is produced at Caliber to make sure our work is top-notch and meets the needs of our clients. Beyond the ECD role, Brad essentially serves as the CEO of Caliber, making most of the executive business-related decisions as well.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Starting a business from scratch
  • Hurdles to be ready for early on when starting a business
  • The challenge of hiring, staffing, etc.
  • Transitioning roles within your own company
  • Branding – why it’s important and its impact
  • Marketing strategy & the value of a plan
  • Where an agency fits regarding client needs
  • Knowing your strengths & how to leverage connections for win/win


If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this brief form to express your interest.

This event is being organized by Startup Sioux Falls.

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support:

Boyce Law Firm, Eide Bailly, First Bank & Trust, First National Bank in Sioux Falls, First PREMIER Bank, Interstate Office Products, ISG Architects, MarketBeat, Midco, Midwest Employee Benefits, Nelson Commercial Real Estate, Tiger29, and University of Sioux Falls – Entrepreneurial Studies Program.


December 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-5
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