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Creating a Better Business and Family Life

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

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Being a business owner can be an exciting, yet stressful venture, which can come with its own set of risks and rewards. Having already been in business for 15 years, Ashley Cleveland, owner of Simple Pleasures Massage Therapy in Sisseton, SD, knows this firsthand. Once Ashley got word that the salon she rented space from would be closing, she knew she had a decision to make.

Ultimately, Ashley chose to relocate her business to her home, which also meant that she would need more space. Ashley contacted GROW South Dakota to discuss financing options.

She was able to secure financing to add on to her home and create the additional space needed to keep her business going.

When asked how her experience with GROW South Dakota helped her business, she had this to say: “The financing from GROW South Dakota gave me the ability to have less overhead and stress, and I am able to have a better business and family life.”

For more information about GROW South Dakota’s housing and business development programs and services, please visit our website at or call (605) 698- 7654.


GROW SOUTH DAKOTA is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider, and Employer Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 20250-9410.

Category: Success Stories

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A Half-Century of Serving South Dakotans

For more than half a century, the three nonprofit organizations comprising GROW South Dakota have fulfilled a vision of “GROWing sustainable communities through housing, community and economic development.” In 1966 the Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (NESDCAP) was established as a Community Action Agency in the War on Poverty and has served thousands in 17 counties with emergency services as well as various housing programs.

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GROW South Dakota
104 Ash Street East | Sisseton, SD  57262
Phone (605) 698-7654 | Fax (605) 698-3038