WESST In the News

WESST Ready to Celebrate 21st Birthday With a Big Bash

WESST is having a coming-of-age moment this week. The nonprofit that helps business start and grow is celebrating its 21st birthday with a big bash Wednesday in an event that includes speakers, music, door prizes, food, birthday cake — and, of course, wine and a champagne toast.

Allstate bestows $25,000 on WESST

The Allstate Foundation is giving WESST $25,000 for its Individual Development Account program. An IDA is a matched savings account designed to help families accumulate assets for a down payment on a home, purchase business assets or pay for post-secondary education.

Four WESST Clients Honored Among 25 Small Biz Heavyweights

The New Mexico Business Weekly honored 25 outstanding small companies at its first-ever Small Business Heavyweights awards celebration Thursday morning.

Mentors Help Women Business Owners Reach Their Goal

Launching a small business can be exhilarating, but also terrifying. Women business owners say their mentors have pushed them to take plans off the shelf and make them reality, to believe in their own abilities and to take risks. Many say their mentors have been a crucial catalyst for their success.

How to Finance A Growing Business

This article shares the various financing options available to small businesses, starting with the easiest (lines of credit) to the more difficult (sizable bank loans) to secure when your business is beyond the start-up phase.

Silver LEED Certification With the Use of Indoor Plants

Read about how WESST earned Silver LEED certification (a third party rating system offered through the U.S. Green Building Council) for its use of indoor plants as a unique air filtration system.

WESST receives $15,000 IDA Grant from Allstate Foundation

The Allstate Foundation awarded a $15,000 IDA Grant to help WESST continue its financial literacy and IDA program that benefits low income residence of New Mexico.

WESST Receives Best Places to Work Recognition

WESST was among the companies honored by the New Mexico Business Weekly for creating enjoyable workplaces and satisfied employees at its annual “Best Places to Work” awards breakfast.

WESST Executive Director Agnes Noonan Honored as Top Performing CEO

WESST Executive Director, Agnes Noonan was honored as a Top Performing CEO by the New Mexico Business Weekly, in the category of "Business Advocacy Nonprofit."

WESST Lands $55K Distance Learning Grant

Residents in rural areas of New Mexico will be able to access WESST’s business training programs more easily, thanks to a grant from The Aspen Foundation.