WESST BLOG

WESST Staff Volunteers with IRRVA

In December, WESST’s staff from across the state gathered in Albuquerque for our biannual 2-day Statewide Staff Meeting. The WESST team traditionally spends a segment of our winter Statewide Staff Meeting giving back to our community by volunteering with a local organization. On December 9, 2023, the WESST team spent a few hours at the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque helping with cleaning and organization. The mission of the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) is to promote empowerment and provide support to the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and…

 
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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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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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