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SBDC Report

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.

Putting Business to the SWOT Test

Market research is an essential part of a business plan and savvy entrepreneurs will subject research data to a SWOT analysis. SWOT is an acronym for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats;-- Continue reading

Conference Enlightens Veterans About Business Opportunities, Resources

Veterans come to the private-sector workforce with a lot to offer, including advanced training in specialized fields such as logistics, security, information technology, personnel management and admin-- Continue reading

Old-School PR Can Raise Business Profile Without Stretching Its Budget

Get the word out, without breaking the bank. Sending out your own press releases, which are newsworthy and meticulously edited, can generate attention without costing big bucks. Small businesses that-- Continue reading

Counterfeit Awareness Critical for New Mexico Manufacturers

Nationwide, manufacturers are seeing an influx of counterfeit parts. Manufacturers and consumers lose when warrantied products fail because of phony components, especially if injuries and fatalities r-- Continue reading

Are There Options Besides Borrowing? Part 3

In the last two weeks' of articles several ideas were discussed to consider other options before you decide borrowing is the right path. Following are other issues to consider before taking that step.-- Continue reading

Are there options besides borrowing? Part II

In last week's article several ideas were discussed to consider other options before you decide borrowing is the right path. Following are other issues to consider before taking that step.

How much do-- Continue reading

Are There Options Besides Borrowing?

Before you decide borrowing is the right path, consider other options.

Most people understand the basics of consumer debt: if you rack up more expenses on your credit card than you can pay back, you'r-- Continue reading

New Markets Tax Credit Program Benefits Low-Income Communities

Business people who want to develop property in economically depressed New Mexico communities — or who want to purchase expensive commercial equipment for use in those communities — often lack the funding-- Continue reading

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