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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.

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

Film-Friendly Businesses Can Help Diversify State's Economy

Film-Friendly Businesses Can Help Diversify State's Economy

Marisa Jimenez at Santa Fe StudiosWhat does it take to attract film-makers to your business? Marisa Xochtl Jimenez of Santa Fe Studios has found that asking questions; thinking outside the box; being-- Continue reading

USDA Microloans Aim to Encourage New Crop of Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making it easier for New Mexicans to take up — or continue — farming in a state that's famous for its chile and other commercial crops but also produces specialty ite-- Continue reading

Everything you need to know about target marketing, Part 2 of 2

Last week’s article discussed what target marketing is and the different kinds of target marketing. Identifying your target market was also discussed. This week will include researching and using target-- Continue reading

Everything you need to know about target marketing, Part 1 of 2

One of your first steps in starting a business (or growing one) is identifying your market. Once you've identified your market, you can begin targeting the people who will pay for all of your business-- Continue reading

Rural Communities See Growth Through Commercial Kitchen Incubators

Food entrepreneurship might help reverse economic decline in rural areas. One creative way to encourage this is through setting up community kitchens, helping food startups get their products to marke-- Continue reading

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