WESST BLOG

Orange Shirt Day – A Time For Healing, A Time To Share Knowledge

Orange Shirt Day (which is also known as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation) September 30th is a day to honor the Indigenous children who were forcibly taken away from their families through the Residential “School” system. It is a day to raise awareness about the struggles that indigenous communities have faced and the violence and intergenerational impacts Indigenous communities face to this day. This is a day to recognize the indigenous children taken from their communities and families, honor those who survived, and honor the families and communities affected. Orange Shirt Day was…

 
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Pivoting a Small Business During COVID-19

Small businesses make up an essential part of any economy; they are crucial in creating jobs and providing services and products that larger businesses sometimes cannot. Small businesses in New Mexico are no exception to…

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National Women’s Small Business Month!

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, which means it’s time to celebrate women-owned businesses everywhere, as well as the outstanding progress female entrepreneurs have made over the years. Did you know that: Women own…

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How To Make Remote Performance Reviews Work

One of the greatest challenges any small business faces is the effective delivery of employee feedback, and especially those periodic performance reviews. In the time of COVID-19 and its remote nature, many managers now find…

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#getsnuggly with WESST Client: Snugglecubs Cookies

Bill and Suzanne Slauson have been baking and sharing cookies with friends and family for the past 8 years. Infusing their cookies with love and an extra secret ingredient, “these cookies are delicious” – they…

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WESST Introduces Women Who RISE Program

Contributing to the strength of women’s business ownership  Through June 2021, WESST is presenting “Women Who RISE,” a series of special events and training opportunities designed to provide women entrepreneurs the opportunity to build skills…

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Eight Key Steps Down the Path to Social Media Mastery

Choose Your Platforms. Different Social Media Channels have different target audiences. Some are better for bigger, more generalized audiences (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) while some are better for niche, or more targeted audiences (Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat)….

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Happy Half Hours with WESST

With your support, WESST has been busier than ever, supporting our small business clients as they navigate this chaotic environment. Small businesses have been uniquely impacted by the pandemic and we know folks are curious…

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Tips to Build or Maintain Good Credit After A Crisis

COVID-19 has changed the way many of us are dealing with our credit accounts. Suddenly we find our financial well-being affected by this health crisis. Below are a few tips to help you maintain good…

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5 major changes the CDC says to make before reopening

States are lifting shutdown orders and employees are slowly returning to their workplaces. But you can’t just swing the doors open. Every process in your organization needs to be rethought because each step carries huge…

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WESST Visionaries: Supporting Equitable Economic Development & Small Business Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted small businesses throughout our nation. The total number of active U.S. business owners fell 22 percent from February to April, a drop of 3.3 million, but decreases were most…

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WESST Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Best Practices

The Coronavirus has hit our New Mexico economy especially hard. Here at WESST we are working with our small business clients each and every day to help weather this difficult time via online videoconference 1:1…

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Small Business Resources For Those Affected by the Current Health Crisis

Being a small business owner is tireless. Entrepreneurs are continuously tasked with all facets of enterprise- always learning new things, adapting to market conditions, staying abreast of the constantly changing marketplace. This burden is especially…

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