WESST BLOG

Staff Spotlight: Tom Ragan

Tom joined the WESST team in October 2021 as the Studio Manager for the Comcast Digital Media Studio. We are happy to have him as part of the WESST family and hope you enjoy learning a little more about him. What made you want to come to work for WESST? I moved to Albuquerque from NYC and came across the job listing for the Studio Manager position. I threw my name in the hat, not really knowing the connection of WESST as an organization that helps people start and grow their businesses and The Comcast…

 
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Join WESST on #GivingTuesday – December 1, 2020!

Small and micro-businesses (those with fewer than 20 employees) are essential components of New Mexico’s economy, representing 83% of all businesses. WESST’s business development services are an important part of the strategy to support economic…

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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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