Business Training and Workshops

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WESST offers a variety of single and multi-session training and workshops that provide a "deep-dive" approach to learning about key business concepts. Our staff of experts develops a majority of the business curriculum we offer and it's tailored to the needs of today's busy entrepreneur. We provide short-cuts and tools that enable entrepreneurs to build their capacity to start and grow a successful business.

Our curriculum covers topic areas that include (but are not limited to):

  • Business Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing
  • Web Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • HR Management
  • Financial Planning and Analysis

We also partner with other organizations to offer tailored curriculum such as the ETSY Craft Entrepreneurship Program which helps artists and makers learn how to sell online using ETSY as a learning lab.

FREE Brown Bag Lunch Events

Meet other small business owners and learn about business during your lunch hour. WESST Regional Offices offer free Brown Bag Lunches during the work week that feature local industry experts speaking about timely subjects and topics. Some Brown Bag Lunch events are sponsored and may also include lunch/beverages. Please check our Upcoming Training page to see if there’s an upcoming Brown Bag Lunch scheduled in your area.

Financial Literacy Training Through Our Money Learning Lab

The Money Learning Lab brings small business makers, doers and dreamers together to access tools that will help build their business. To create this innovative new program, WESST engaged aspiring and existing small business owners to help us co-design a solution to overcoming financial barriers when starting or growing a business. The Money Learning Lab helps communities of small business owners master their financial systems in a way that complements who they are and what their small business needs are. Training offerings and workshops vary throughout the year. For questions, please contact Adriana Martinez-Guzman at 505.246.6933.

Customized Training for Businesses, Nonprofits and Academic Institutions

WESST is available to create customized training courses on topics related to business management, financial literacy, social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and computer skills. Our expertise in developing training courses using adult learning methodologies allows us to create effective and customized programs that meet your organization’s specific needs If your organization or academic institution is interested in hiring WESST to develop a customized training program, please contact us for more information.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individual.  Please notify WESST (see contact info below) when you register for class, no later than 24 hours prior to your class, so that WESST can make sure necessary accommodations are available. All programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Albuquerque Regional Office
609 Broadway Blvd NE,
Albuquerque NM 87102
Contact: Valeria Olave

Farmington Regional Office
5101 College Blvd., Suite 506,
Farmington, NM 87402
Contact: Dawn Facka

Las Cruces Regional Office
221 North Main St., #104a,
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Contact: Adriana Castillo

Rio Rancho Regional Office
4001 Southern Blvd SE, Ste B,
Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2069
Contact: Dave Vedera

Roswell Regional Office
500 N. Main St., Suite 700,
Roswell, NM 88201
Contact: Rhonda Gilliam-Smith

Santa Fe Regional Office
3900 Paseo del Sol, Suite 361,
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Contact: Wendy Stein