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The Silver City Small Business Development Center has agreed to send weekly columns to the Beat. We’re starting with ones that have already been published in the Daily Press.

The opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Grant County Beat.

What you have and how you talk about it - In person and on Conference Calls

What do these three situations have in common...a person who participates on a panel...a person who builds and installs cabinets in garages...an exterminator who removes bees from your house? They all-- Continue reading

Marketing Your Small Business

How to Transform Your Local Brand — What are the Ingredients?

During this two hour, highly interactive workshop, we will talk about how to define and develop the local brand for small-medium businesse-- Continue reading

Banks Work Around the Clock to Thwart Cyber Crooks

Crime fighters are not just on TV. The folks at your local bank fight crime, too — cyber crime. Thieves are creative about finding ways to steal your financial information. Your bank has your back, thou-- Continue reading

SBA Honoree Salutes State’s Business-Resource Network

Karl Halpert's collaborative relationships with multiple business service providers has helped the Taos entrepreneur build Private Label Select (PLS) into the personal-care industry's premier maker of-- Continue reading

Mediation Helps Businesses Resolve Conflicts Quickly and Affordably

Mediation can save disputing parties time and money, which makes it an increasingly popular — and sometimes mandatory — form of conflict resolution for businesses and individuals involved in civil litigat-- Continue reading

Community Banks Essential to Business Success

Ramiro Alcala learned the value of community banks in 2013 when he needed a loan to expand the parking lot at his Las Cruces restaurant, Las Trancas, and to add walk-in refrigerators to the kitchen.

D-- Continue reading

USDA Grants to Expand Market Reach

Lemitar is pretty far from the Pacific, but Tim Ott and Abigail "Judy" Armendariz are growing shrimp native to that ocean in a climate-controlled aquaculture plant just north of Socorro. Their company-- Continue reading

Late Movers Reap Benefits in Select Markets

Just because a company invents a popular product or introduces a novel service doesn't mean it won't face competition from late movers eager to share the action. New Mexico entrepreneurs can fight for-- Continue reading

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