WESST BLOG

WESST Pop-Up Shop Spotlight: TinCan Fabric and Textile

After a two-year hiatus, WESST is excited to host the 5th annual pop-up shop  (Oct. 14th 11a-4p, 609 Broadway Blvd NE) where you can shop locally and find unique Made in New Mexico products and gifts. Over the next few weeks, we would like to introduce you to a few of our vendors to give everyone a preview of their products and the opportunity to learn about their entrepreneurial journey.  We hope you enjoy!   Introducing Christina Candelaria – TinCan Fabric and Textile Where did the “big idea” for your business come from?      …

 
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Client Spotlight – Shadowlands Design

LEAH SIEGEL, SHADOWLANDS DESIGN makes limited-edition fine art wearables and functional items that transform the ordinary. Inspired by the dramatic landscapes of the Southwest, Shadowlands Design’s products feature bold abstract digital designs and contemporary comfort. The…

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Proposal Writing for Creatives

Like many people in the arts, my career has been all over the place. I’ve worked in commercial galleries, museums, non-profit art spaces, workshops, schools and public art. I’ve followed opportunities from one coast to…

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Client Spotlight – Gail Golden Jewelry

For our last blog of 2016 we are featuring WESST client Gail Golden, Owner of Gail Golden Jewelry.  Gail Golden’s jewelry is uniquely sculptural; it has a substantial and tactile quality, with fluid lines and a…

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Staff Spotlight – Brad Crowson

We’re back!  We took a little break from our blog series, but we are back and hope you enjoy learning about our Rio Rancho Regional Manager, Brad Crowson! What made you want to come to work for…

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Staff Spotlight – Roseanna Perea

This month on our blog series, we are featuring Santa Fe Program Coordinator and Trainer, Roseanna Perea.  We hope you enjoy! What made you want to come to work for WESST? When I read the…

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Client Spotlight – Sydney Davis

This month on the WESST blog, we are featuring WESST client Sydney Davis, Owner of Elder Tech. Elder Tech serves the Senior community of Santa Fe by providing individual solutions and strategies for personal computer…

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How to Find the Right Loan for Your Small Business

Looking for funds to start a small business? Need capital to expand an existing one? If the answer is “yes,” the next step for many owners is a trip to their local bank to secure…

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Find a Fresh Perspective and Get Your Business Back on Track

Sometimes the answer to a small business problem is looking right at you—but you just can’t see it. That’s when WESST Regional Manager Clint Reecer tells owners it’s time to get a fresh perspective.

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Are credit cards, personal loans and other debts cutting into your profits?

If you’re using debt products like this for your business, your best bet is to pay them down as quickly as possible, and then close the accounts when they are paid off.

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Three New Year Resolutions Business Owners Should Keep

As the New Year begins, many entrepreneurs are thinking about what their business can do better in 2015. While each individual business has different improvements they are able to make, here are three universally applicable “New Year’s Resolutions” every business owner should make a point to keep.

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Plan For ‘Seasonality’ is Foundation for Business Success

Just like the vendors that come and go with the Balloon Fiesta, many businesses experience months of both high and low sales volume depending on the time of year. This concept is referred to as the “seasonality of sales,” and planning for it accurately is a critical component of successful business ownership.

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Part 4: 10 Items You Won’t Easily Learn About When You Register a Business in NM

One of the most difficult and complicated facets of owning a business is addressing employee issues. Aside from the entire Human Resources function, payroll reporting can be complex and costly. Before ever writing that first employee’s payroll check, business owners should confirm and identify that the person working for them is considered an “employee” under federal statutory guidelines.

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