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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.

SBA-Backed Loan Program Helps Businesses Buy Growth Assets

Ready to make things look better, or need more space? Let the US Small Business Administration (SBA) give you a helping hand. Your business may qualify for a 504 loan, which could make expanding or sp-- Continue reading

The Secret of the Soft Sell

You know the old saying, and it is true in the business world. Customers are uncomfortable with aggressive salespeople. Forming long-term relationships is more important for your business than pushing-- Continue reading

New Model for Artists Borrows From Business

When is an artist most like a business-person? It had better be every day. Art making is a business, and the artist should be at the controls if he/she hopes to succeed. To hone your business skills,-- Continue reading

Industrial Revenue Bonds Offer Novel Approach to Economic Development

How can local governments stimulate economic development? Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) offer tax subsidies to help new or existing businesses create jobs. They are not without controversy, but may-- Continue reading

Businesses Have Stake in Enhanced Credit Card Security

Smart cards" are on the way. Is your business prepared? There are acronyms to learn: EMV, POS and PIN, to name a few. Who pays to convert your credit card machines? What are the deadlines involved? Sw-- Continue reading

Preparation Matters When Applying for a Business Loan

What's so vital about having all of your information in tip-top shape to present to a lender? First impressions are important, and lending institutions let your documents do most of the talking. Mr. M-- Continue reading

The New Mexico Economic Development Course - 2015

Every town and city, no matter its size or location, annually faces a similar challenge-what steps will we take this year to improve our community?

In years past, those steps often heavily emphasized-- Continue reading

Organization Helps Businesses Procure Government Contracts

How do you make a pitch for government contracts? It's not easy to navigate government red tape. Free help is available from seven Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) centers in New Mexico-- Continue reading

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