February 20, 2012 | Santa Fe New Mexican – Christie 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.”
December 13, 2011 | Santa Fe New Mexican – Ron 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.
December 4, 2011 | Finance New Mexico – Many 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.
October 26, 2011 | NM Business Weekly – USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner and USDA Rural Housing Administrator announced today that WESST will receive two grants and a loan from USDA Rural Development totaling more than $675,000 for the development of business opportunities in rural New Mexico.
October 6, 2011 | CNN Money – Business incubators provide fledgling startups with training, counseling, facilities, office space and access to funding. Here, CNN Money profiles “7 Hot Startup Incubators” — and the WESST Enterprise Center gets top billing.
March 6, 2011 | Roswell Daily Record – Four local women were honored at the 12th annual Roswell Women’s History Month Celebration brunch at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Saturday morning.
February 24, 2011 | Local IQ – New Mexico agency helps women-owned firms chart path to success with training, resources and essential support.
Business appreciates the informal camaraderie that comes from working around other incubator businesses at WESST»
January 14, 2011 | New Mexico Business Weekly – WESST Enterprise Center provides support and resources that help accelerate growth during the start-up phase and encourage long-term success.