WESST Client Profiles
Sarah Newberry Ceramics
Sarah strives to create work that is easy to use, comfortable, and playful. Starting with the wheel and altering the thrown vessel form gives lively personality and movement to her pottery while a playful design on the surface completes each piece.
RoofCARE is a New Mexico-based roofing contractor specializing in alternatives to roof replacement and preventing roof failure. The company’s initial management team consisted of three partners, two with extensive experience in roofing and a third with extensive financial experience. Shortly after starting the business, RoofCARE approached the WESST Business Incubator with their business plan, a…
A New You, LLC
A New You Couples Counseling provides caring, personalized counseling services for couples, and individuals in Rio Rancho. WESST helped with marketing, website content, and business finances.
Lisabeth hopes to help not only her patients, but as many people in the community as possible, to reach the goal of using safe and effective natural medicine as an alternative to traditional medicine.
Zeigler Geologic Consulting, LLC
The information Zeigler Geologic Consulting provides to city, county and state governments is used to make important decisions about how land, water and other resources are used throughout the state.
Hair West Salon
With several years of experience under her belt, a strong service ethic, a loyal customer base and a mind for marketing, Jessica’s realized her dream – owning and operating her own salon.
Gents Day Spa
Emelita “Lita” Lujan came to WESST prior to opening her new spa, hoping to get assistance with her business-planning and financial projections. Lita had heard how WESST could advise her in ways to better ensure success – through all the phases of her growth.
Bernina Sewing and Design
Surrounded by colorful fabrics and thread, Marsha Cowan, laughed when asked how her business was doing in today’s economy. “We’re making it,” she said. The fact is that the business has grown considerably during their eight years of operation.
After marrying her husband, Rafael, Teresita (Tere) moved to the United States from Chihuahua, Mexico. During the next 23 years, she and Rafael raised their two children while he built his trucking business and she pursued a dream of becoming a cosmetologist.
Zia Queenbee Co.
Melanie has committed 15 years to educating herself and others interested in learning about beekeeping as a hobby or business. Her education began as a Peace Corps volunteer offering Beekeeping Extension Services throughout the world.
Kamala’s niche is her embodiment of a spiritual and passionate black woman who embraces and shares her extensive experience via the written and spoken word. She has worked with and learned from some of the most renowned spiritual teachers in India.
Walker Air Refrigeration and Service
After getting his degree in air conditioning and refrigeration service and units, Shane Walker decided to go on his own and start his own company rather than work for someone else. Walker Air Refrigeration and Service was born.
Peter Piper Pizza Franchise
Using the WESST Roswell computer lab, Mr. Sedillo trained in the latest bookkeeping software applications, as well as taking advantage of the “Should You Incorporate” business seminar.
Tesoro Integrative Health Center
Tesoro Integrative Health Center is the third business Patricia McClure-Reedy has opened since 2003 when she started selling her Wild Child Creations tie-dyed clothing line at the Artist’s and Farmer’s Market in downtown Las Cruces on Saturday mornings.
Crazy Maizy’s Fabulous Popcorn Factory
Marilyn Mayse has been a huge supporter of WESST for over 15 years. Last year, she approached Jennifer Craig, WESST’s Regional Manager in Las Cruces, as a client with the idea of opening a gourmet popcorn storefront, offering an array of sweet and savory popcorn. Mayse was introduced to gourmet popcorn coincidentally at a high…
Vapour Organic Beauty
Krysia Boinis has much to be thankful about these days. The last couple of years have been of whirlwind of success for the young Taos, New Mexico-based entrepreneur and long-time WESST client.
With limited funding in the early stages of the business, the entrepreneurs were flexible and strategic with their business decisions. Initially, only pocket change was invested in their fledgling business and work took place at a metal picnic table in an old cider bottling plant.
The only locally owned-and-operated business of its kind in New Mexico, the company publishes an online bid calendar that covers public and private commercial construction projects out for bid in New Mexico and surrounding areas.
Medical Practice Solutions
Medical Practice Solutions streamlines the medical billing and credentialing processes in order to increase revenues for their clients. Their four main services include medical billing, patient accounting, medical provider credentialing, and consulting.
Tokay Bead Art
Through a series of phone discussions between Ms. Finger and WESST consultants in Roswell and Santa Fe, WESST provided ideas and resources to help Ms. Finger increase name awareness for her business and expand her market beyond the southeastern New Mexico region.
Video Exitos, Inc.
In 2000, Silvia, with her Employment Authorization Card in hand, came to WESST for a loan to open a video rental store. She had been a seasoned businesswoman in Mexico, so, she knew the industry. In New Mexico, however, she had to learn about business (taxes, codes, bookkeeping).
Nancy Judd, Principal of Recycle Runway™ of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the quintessential entrepreneur. In 2007, Nancy Judd started Recycle Runway, an environmental education entity that uses fabulous couture garments that Nancy creates from recycled “stuff” to capture the attention of people worldwide.
For Diane Holloway, reaching a low point gave her the momentum to leap from pastry chef to successful entrepreneur. She moved quickly from no job prospects to using a $5,000 SBA microloan from WESST to grow a trio of eateries.
Great Livin’, LLC
As a therapist working with adults with developmental disabilities, Matt Poel was often frustrated by the limitations he saw imposed on his clients by the agencies that provided their residential care. Giving people the “dignity of risk,” became the mission behind Great Livin’.
Greetings, Etc. Inc.
Jeanette and Martin Candelaria are growing a profitable and successful business in an industry where many companies are struggling. Their combination of extremely high quality printing and mailing services along with a positive attitude and flexible customer service keep the customers and jobs flowing.