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WESST Helps a Santa Fe Landscape Business Get Off the Ground»

February 20, 2012 | Santa Fe New MexicanChristie Green is a Santa Fe entrepreneur who developed her business as a landscape designer with the assistance of WESST and other small businesses assistance programs including a government-backed, no-interest loan from Century Bank. According to Green, Studio Succession is a “collaborative design, development and consulting firm, with a slow, integrated approach to the landscape.”

WESST Helps a Santa Fe Small Business Flourish»

December 13, 2011 | Santa Fe New MexicanRon Midgett opened New Earth Orchids out of a greenhouse in September 2010. A little over a year later, his orchid business is thriving. How has he been able to turn a profit during one of the nation’s worst economic downturns that has hit many New Mexico businesses particularly hard? Midgett attributes much of his company’s success to the assistance he received from various local economic development organizations.

WESST Helps Artisans Get the Price Right»

December 4, 2011 | Finance New MexicoMany small-scale artist-entrepreneurs never consider the underlying costs of getting their product or service to market. In this article, Kim Blueher, WESST’s Director of Lending, explains how WESST works with small-scale producers to help them add up the true costs of doing business and why understanding the pricing model of a business is one of the best investments a business owner can make.

Women’s History Month Honors Four Unsung Heroes»

March 6, 2011 | Roswell Daily RecordFour local women were honored at the 12th annual Roswell Women’s History Month Celebration brunch at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Saturday morning.