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No negative thoughts

3 Tips for Overcoming Negative Thinking in the Workplace»

We all have people in our lives, who for any number of reasons (i.e., jealousy, fear, ignorance, etc.) try to sabotage your success by telling you your ideas won’t work. So, how do you overcome their negativity?

Stellar supervisor

Becoming a Star Supervisor Part 2: Six Key Skills»

In Becoming a Star Supervisor Part 1, I addressed the importance of formal supervisor training in employee retention. This week’s post shares six critical skills supervisors should master to keep employees happy and productive.

Stellar supervisor

Becoming a Star Supervisor: Part 1»

Far too often, the best worker is promoted without being developed and nobody wins. Unfortunately, without coaching and training, supervisors can fail miserably. Employees leave due to dissatisfaction and the supervisor feels powerless to stop it.

No more free lunch

Don’t Give Your Business Away»

All too often, family and friends of business owners expect (and receive) free services and/or products. Over time, these giveaways could cause the owner to eventually lose the business.

Putting Your Customers First

Putting Your Customers First Can Put Your Company on Top»

When asked to describe his company’s “bread and butter,” one service business owner answered, “my expertise with chemicals and my certifications.” When asked the same question, a competitor replied…

perfect pitch

Three Tips for Delivering the Perfect Pitch in 30 Seconds»

How many times have you been asked to tell about yourself or your business only to stumble over your own words or hem and haw? It is embarrassing to say…

investing

Invest in Yourself and Your Business»

A common mistake that small business owners make is failing to take the time to invest in themselves and their businesses, prior to startup and during growth of the business. Unfortunately, years later, those same owners may not be ahead in the sense of investments, industry changes, trend shifts, market changes, or business analyses.

Comcast Digital Media Studio at WESST

Big Green Structure Arrives at WESST Enterprise Center»

What’s 16’ tall, green, smooth and techy, and whose name reminds you of your therapist? It’s a cyc wall, known in the film and advertising communities as a cyclorama wall. And what good is that you ask? The easiest explanation is to use your local TV weather forecaster as an example.

Montezuma Ball

WESST and the Montezuma Ball: An Amazing and Grand Opportunity»

One of the most generous of gestures in our community comes from Jim Long, owner of Heritage Hotels and Resorts, and the Montezuma Ball, through the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation.

some things never change

Back Where It All Began»

A recent chance meeting with one of WESST’s first loan clients (from the early 1990s) provided one of the best testimonials about the amazing effect an experience at WESST can have on our clients.