WESST In the News

WESST Welcomes New Board Members

WESST: Trailblazers in the WBC Movement

WESST was among the first organizations in the country to receive federal funding to support the establishment of a Women’s Business Center in Albuquerque in 1989.

Go Latinas! conference empowers and encourages women

Women who hear stories of business success from local Latinas are empowered to take the next step.

NM women in business: a rising tide

For many New Mexican women in business, economic progress is slow. But some changes promise a better future.

ABQ startup lands $7M government contract

Rebellis CEO Darrell DeMotta said the company will be responsible for overseeing the BIA operation's service and data centers. It has hired 16 new employees for the project, he added. The startup is headquartered out of the WESST Enterprise Center and was cofounded by DeMotta and Kevin Koppenhaver.

The women behind ‘Dare to Be Her’ awards

Six local women have been recognized for their achievements as Dare to Be Her award recipients. The second annual awards event, co-sponsored by the Women’s Project, a United Way of Chaves County funding group, and WESST, a local Small Business Administration resource partner.

Business Sense: Funding challenges for female entrepreneurs

In New Mexico, there are three SBA-approved micro-lenders that offer financing to entrepreneurs who might not meet the criteria of banks and other traditional lenders.

Medical Practice Solutions Growing Fast

It took Medical Practice Solutions just two months to get up and running in 2009, thanks to the WESST Enterprise Center's ready-to-go infrastructure.

WESST celebrates its 30th anniversary

"Our fundamental goals have never changed. It's all about education, teaching the basics of business, how it works and how to be successful." - WESST President, Agnes Noonan.

Thriving RoofCARE took full advantage of startup services

RoofCARE, which offers maintenance and repair as an alternative to roof replacement, grew into a thriving business during its five years at WESST.