WESST BLOG

Fuel Cost-Saving Tips for Small Businesses

The high price of fuel is creating rising prices for all kinds of goods and services as businesses struggle to cover their costs. Small businesses that use vehicles as part of their daily operations will be hit the hardest and may administer extra charges to offset rising gas prices to help maintain their profit levels. Additionally, some businesses may begin to limit their service and delivery areas, targeting smaller regions to help reduce their fuel costs. If your business relies on some sort of transportation to operate, check out these handy tips from Inc, that…

 
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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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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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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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