The Roswell Enterprise Center serves emerging and existing small business owners (men and women) in seven counties in southeastern New Mexico: Chavez, Curry, de Baca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.
Located in the “most famous Alien City in the world,” the Roswell office has made important contributions to economic growth in the southeastern New Mexico, a largely rural territory. We are one of six WESST offices housing a Women’s Business Center Program, funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WBC program was founded to foster the growth of woman-owned businesses by providing access to education, training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women throughout the United States and its territories.
The Women’s Business Center Program at WESST’s Roswell regional office offers a variety of training and consulting services geared to, but not limited to women. We understand the unique opportunities and challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and have designed special programs accordingly. (Our name stands for Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Team, so, we know a thing or two about helping women become self sufficient through self employment!) Visit our Women’s Business Center Program page for more information about the resources available for female entrepreneurs.
Our clients include start-ups, established entrepreneurs, expanding businesses, non-profit organizations, and small to large public, private, and educational entities. We’re here to provide guidance through all aspects of planning, operating and growing a successful business including marketing, finances and profit control, and management. Visit our Client Success Stories page to read about some of the entrepreneurs in our service area who have benefited from our small business assistance programs.
Training and Consulting Services
Services range from one-on-one consulting to training workshops on a variety of topics. Class size is limited to 4-6 students and a certificate of completion is awarded. Most classes are $25.00 & pre-paid registration is required. Group or customized classes are available. Charges for consulting services are based on a sliding scale. Here’s an overview of our offerings:
- Bi-Lingual Business Assistance
- Business Consulting (for any stage of a business’ maturity – from marketing to management assistance)
- Business Incorporation Workshops and Assistance
- PC Applications Workshops and End-user Support (MS/Windows, MS/Office, QuickBooks, Internet Resources, and Basic Computer Skills)
- Tax Planning and Reporting Workshops
- Payroll Assistance
- Social Media Workshops
- Regional Networking Events
WESST also offers free use of its computer lab to clients.
Small Business Loans
If loans are needed, we assist clients with their loan packages, their financial projections, and provide information about various loan sources within the community including our loan fund. In addition to having our own loan fund to help entrepreneurs finance a startup or grow an existing business, WESST is also a participant in the SBA’s microloan program. The Microloan Program provides small short-term loans to help eligible borrowers start or grow a business. WESST is one of two SBA-approved microlenders in the state of New Mexico with loans ranging from $200 – $10,000 for start-up businesses and up to $50,000 for existing businesses.
The Roswell office received a national award from the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2010. The Women’s Business Center of of Excellence award recognized the Roswell office for its “excellence and innovation helping women entrepreneurs through a wide variety of of training and consulting,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills in awarding WESST this honor.
Anthony Urquidez, WESST’s Roswell Regional Manager, was also recognized by the SBA in 2010, winning the Minority Small Business Champion of the Year award.
Contact Us for Small Business Assistance
If you’re interested in becoming a WESST client to get help to either start, manage or expand a small business, please call the Roswell office directly or send us an email detailing your business needs.
Anthony Urquidez, Regional Manager
Cindy Wilson, Program Coordinator and Trainer
575.624.9850 General information
500 N. Main Street, Suite 700
(Bank of America Building)
Roswell, NM 88201
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm M-F or by appointment