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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.

Franchise Ambitions

You can fast-track your business by franchising...and some New Mexico companies, such as Olo Yogurt Studio and WisePies, are doing just that.

What are the risks and rewards of following this path to e-- Continue reading

Cross-Promotion Can Help Compatible Businesses Build Client Base

It sounds counter-intuitive, but...your business can actually increase when you share facilities, promotions and other strategies with other enterprises. Find out how to make this tactic work to your-- Continue reading

Hire Right the First Time

Ready for your first employee? You need to know about W-4, I-9, e-Verify and workers compensation before you make that first hire. Find out what it all means in this week's article.

Entrepreneurs and-- Continue reading

6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them) Part 2

The first three of the reasons businesses fail were discussed last week. This week's article continues with the other three reasons.

According to Small Business Administration research, only half of n-- Continue reading

6 Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail (And How to Avoid Them)

According to Small Business Administration research, only half of new businesses survive for the first five years and only one-third of new businesses are able to survive for 10 years. The inverse is-- Continue reading

Common Business Plan Mistakes

What are the most common mistakes when writing a business plan? Here is my list of the ones to make sure you avoid. While including the necessary items in a business plan is important, you also want t-- Continue reading

Avoiding the Most Common Business-Plan Mistakes

Betsy Gillette, director of market research and planning for Technology Ventures Corporation, says entrepreneurs looking for funding and those just getting started should pay special attention to the-- Continue reading

A Common Stumbling Block: The Writing Process - Oct, 2015

Your desk is covered with pieces of information that you want to put into your business plan. You've had your coffee. Your phone is off the hook. But you spend the next fifteen minutes staring out the-- Continue reading

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