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GivingTuesday

Join WESST on #GivingTuesday – December 1, 2020!»

Small and micro-businesses (those with fewer than 20 employees) are essential components of New Mexico’s economy, representing 83% of all businesses. WESST’s business development services are an important part of…

National Women’s Small Business Month

National Women’s Small Business Month!»

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, which means it’s time to celebrate women-owned businesses everywhere, as well as the outstanding progress female entrepreneurs have made over the years. Did…

How To Make Remote Performance Reviews Work

How To Make Remote Performance Reviews Work»

One of the greatest challenges any small business faces is the effective delivery of employee feedback, and especially those periodic performance reviews. In the time of COVID-19 and its remote…

Women Who RISE

WESST Introduces Women Who RISE Program»

Contributing to the strength of women’s business ownership  Through June 2021, WESST is presenting “Women Who RISE,” a series of special events and training opportunities designed to provide women entrepreneurs…

Social Media Mastery

Eight Key Steps Down the Path to Social Media Mastery»

Choose Your Platforms. Different Social Media Channels have different target audiences. Some are better for bigger, more generalized audiences (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) while some are better for niche, or more…

Tips to Build or Maintain Good Credit After A Crisis

Tips to Build or Maintain Good Credit After A Crisis»

COVID-19 has changed the way many of us are dealing with our credit accounts. Suddenly we find our financial well-being affected by this health crisis. Below are a few tips…

Reopening

5 major changes the CDC says to make before reopening»

States are lifting shutdown orders and employees are slowly returning to their workplaces. But you can’t just swing the doors open. Every process in your organization needs to be rethought…

WESST Visionaries

WESST Visionaries: Supporting Equitable Economic Development & Small Business Recovery»

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted small businesses throughout our nation. The total number of active U.S. business owners fell 22 percent from February to April, a drop of 3.3…

Small Business COVID-19 Best Practices

WESST Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Best Practices»

The Coronavirus has hit our New Mexico economy especially hard. Here at WESST we are working with our small business clients each and every day to help weather this difficult…

Small Business Resources

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…