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Mentors Help Women Business Owners Reach Their Goal»

June 25, 2010 | New Mexico Business WeeklyLaunching 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»

June 13, 2010 | The Wall Street Journal OnlineThis 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»

June 2, 2010 | Living Walls and Vertical Gardens BlogRead 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 Best Places to Work Recognition»

December 3, 2009 | New Mexico Business WeeklyWESST 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 Lands $55K Distance Learning Grant»

August 11, 2009 | New Mexico Business WeeklyResidents 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.