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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.

LEDA Program Boosts Local Economic Development

Tucumcari has used Local Economic Development Act to great advantage, assisting the Odeon Theater and other businesses. How can your community benefit? Find out in this week's article by William Fulgi-- Continue reading

Business Plans Aren’t Just for Start-Ups - August 2016

Once you open your business, don't think that you have finished with your business plan. Your business plan should be a dynamic working document, helping you stay afloat and remain focused on progress-- Continue reading

Collaborative Model of Economic Development Draws Interest

As a legislator for the 9th District — the poorest county in one of America's poorest states — Patty Lundstrom spends a lot of time educating fellow lawmakers about how their actions affect economic devel-- Continue reading

Stronger State Economy Requires Shared Vision and Collaboration

Working together brings progress. The New Mexico Municipal League helps pull together many entities to foster economic growth in our state. Read this week's article for an overview of some of their su-- Continue reading

Simplifying the Funding Search for Seed-Stage Startups

Got an idea...but no idea how to fund it? Raising capital for a business can be challenging, but there is funding to be had. A little legwork -- plus tips in this week's article -- will help you find l-- Continue reading

Written Terms: The First Step Toward Avoiding Disputes

Make sure business relationships do not suffer from misunderstandings. Entrepreneurs, as well as investors, can benefit from term sheets that clearly define who is responsible for what and who owns wh-- Continue reading

Court Ruling Shows Covenants Will Be Interpreted Narrowly

A recent court ruling upheld chicken ownership in Eldorado. What does that mean for business condominiums and developments? Can't HOAs apply restrictive covenants to activities to which they object? F-- Continue reading

24th Annual New Mexico Economic Development Course

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

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