Startup Weekends are intensive weekend-end long events that immerse aspiring entrepreneurs in the process of moving an idea from concpet to market. Teams of developers, graphic designers, marketers, startup enthusiasts and entrepreneurs work together…
Small businesses are remarkable in their diversity. The products small businesses sell, the way those products marketed, the business models, the owners themselves – there’s exceptional variety. However, there are some things all small businesses have in common – some “universal truths…”
Oftentimes, growing a business is like starting a new business, especially when adding a second location. Businesses grow from one level to the next, step by step, inch by inch, always discovering what works and what does not. If all businesses were identical and every business owner was the same, growing a business would be a cinch – in every case. However…
Everyone’s lives are made up of assumptions from the time they rise each morning until they go to bed each night. Every day, people make hundreds if not thousands of assumptions without realizing it. When assumptions are not fulfilled, reactions are anger, frustration, or an assumption (once again) that something just went wrong (but actually, maybe something went right).
Full economic recovery may take some time, but here at WESST we’ve been working hard to do our part, helping create jobs in New Mexico for some of the people who need it the most. WESST has created 1,159 jobs in the last four years alone.
A recent study called “Graduating to a Pay Gap”, conducted by The American Association of University Women, showed that when men and women attend the same type of college, choose the same major and accept the same kind of job, on average, the woman will earn 82 cents to every dollar earned by a man.
Web development. Photography. Game development. App development. Accounting. Spanish. Biotechnology. Nuclear Engineering. Robotics. Yoga. You’ve heard the phrase, “There’s an app for that.” Well, there’s also an online course for that.
As an observer by nature, I am always amazed at how individuals operate within a variety of settings and circumstances. One of the most fascinating topics to me has been motivation. I have seen people, who were driven by success or responsibility, push themselves and their families to the point of exhaustion, and wondered if they felt the results were worth it.
Most people go into business because they are passionate about something, like fixing cars, creating jewelry, or building houses. Unfortunately, somewhere between startup and the end of the first quarter, the owner falls into a management slump.
Developing Systems of Operations is Just Another Way of Saving a Business Owner’s Life and Sanity There are three things to keep in mind when starting a business: Systems are your…