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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…

Communication Suggestions

Communication Suggestions for Small Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic»

If you’ve been feeling concerned about what’s going on with COVID-19, you’re not alone. Small businesses across the country are facing lots of challenges during this time. Below are some…

WESSST Clients

How to Support Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak»

We are all feeling the impact of COVID-19 in some way or another. Small businesses are the backbone of New Mexico and need your support at this time now more…

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…

Startup Weekend

From Idea to Business in 54 hours»

Have you ever had an idea for a business that you wanted to pursue? How about a problem that you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or…

Kris Crowell

Staff Spotlight – Kris Crowell»

In our first staff spotlight of 2019 we are very happy to introduce you to Kris Crowell. Kris came to WESST at the end of November 2018, as the new…

Small Business Saturday

It’s almost time for Small Business Saturday. Here’s how to make the most out of this important day for local businesses.»

Small Business Saturday is a growing Thanksgiving Holiday tradition, and one that pays dividends to communities throughout America. Whether you’re a shopper eager for great holiday shopping ideas, or a small…

Emily Esterson

Client Spotlight – E-Squared Editorial Services»

E-Squared Editorial Services creates and manages custom magazines, newsletters, annual reports and programs. Their high-quality work is editorially compelling, graphically beautiful, and intensely reader-focused. Whether annual, quarterly or monthly, the…