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Small Business Resources For Those Affected by the Current Health Crisis»

Being a small business owner is tireless. Entrepreneurs are continuously tasked with all facets of enterprise- always learning new things, adapting to market conditions, staying abreast of the constantly changing…

Business Plan

Why a business plan is important and some tips to help you stick to your plan»

Starting a business is an endeavor that requires abundant energy, planning and perseverance. Many potential small-business owners will ask themselves, “Do I really need a business plan? I know what…

ActivateNM

ActivateNM Powered by ABQid and WESST»

ActivateNM: Applications are now open for our new business accelerator-incubator program with ABQid. Click to Apply. In spring 2018, we started exploring what would happen if we merged WESST’s expertise…

Erin Elder

Proposal Writing for Creatives»

Like many people in the arts, my career has been all over the place. I’ve worked in commercial galleries, museums, non-profit art spaces, workshops, schools and public art. I’ve followed…

Is Business Incubation Right for Your Business?

Is Business Incubation Right for Your Business?»

It was certainly the case nearly 50 years ago with the unintended creation of the business incubation industry. The international business incubation movement began in New York with a businessman, an empty building and an idea of mentoring young companies through their early years – the most vulnerable period of their lives. That idea has grown worldwide to over 6,000 incubators, 1400+ of which are located in the United States.