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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Communication Suggestions for Small Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you’ve been feeling concerned about what’s going on with COVID-19, you’re not alone. Small businesses across the country are facing lots of challenges during this time. Below are some suggestions for communicating with your…

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How to Support Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak

We are all feeling the impact of COVID-19 in some way or another. Small businesses are the backbone of New Mexico and need your support at this time now more than ever. We know that…

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Why a business plan is important and some tips to help you stick to your plan

Starting a business is an endeavor that requires abundant energy, planning and perseverance. Many potential small-business owners will ask themselves, “Do I really need a business plan? I know what I want to do, so…

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startup weekend albuquerque

From Idea to Business in 54 hours

Have you ever had an idea for a business that you wanted to pursue? How about a problem that you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or who to start with?  Well,…

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It’s almost time for Small Business Saturday. Here’s how to make the most out of this important day for local businesses.

Small Business Saturday is a growing Thanksgiving Holiday tradition, and one that pays dividends to communities throughout America. Whether you’re a shopper eager for great holiday shopping ideas, or a small retailer looking to take advantage…

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Client Spotlight – E-Squared Editorial Services

E-Squared Editorial Services creates and manages custom magazines, newsletters, annual reports and programs. Their high-quality work is editorially compelling, graphically beautiful, and intensely reader-focused. Whether annual, quarterly or monthly, the publications they create reflect their…

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ActivateNM Powered by ABQid and WESST

ActivateNM: Applications are now open for our new business accelerator-incubator program with ABQid. Click to Apply. In spring 2018, we started exploring what would happen if we merged WESST’s expertise in business incubation with ABQid’s…

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Three secrets to success I learned from a professional artist

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with internationally renowned artist Sean Wells on the “Artist Jumpstart Workshop” series at WESST in Albuquerque. Designed specifically for 2-D artists, this series was created to start them…

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Staff Spotlight – Humberto Hijar-Alvidrez

For this month’s blog we decided to switch things up a little and do another staff spotlight in order to introduce you to the new Las Cruces Regional Manager, Humberto Hijar-Alvidrez.  Prior to joining WESST,…

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Staff Spotlight – Dave Vedera

In our next Staff Spotlight we are very happy to introduce and welcome Dave Vedera! In his new position, as the Vice President of Client Services, Dave will oversee WESST training programs and consulting services,…

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Client Spotlight – Go West Design

Go West Design launched in 1997. Back when Frontpage and code was used to create websites. Thankfully managing web sites has gotten a whole lot easier!  Go West Design are Internet guides, teachers, and designers…

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Bette Bradbury

Staff Spotlight – Bette Bradbury

Meet Bette Bradbury, the WESST Santa Fe Regional Manager and one of the longest employees at WESST (23+ years).  Bette is a healthy and active wife, mother and grandmother, she loves to read, run, garden,…

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