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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.

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

Collaboration Aims to Streamline Funding for Economic Development Project

New Mexico is embracing collaboration to cut down on bureaucratic red tape in the hunt for funding. Read this article to find out which kinds of projects qualify for FundIt.

When a New Mexico communit-- Continue reading

New Mexico Exporters Grab Share of Global Trade

Are you ready to export your products? How do you know?

New Mexico's Economic Development Department wants you to sell your goods and services worldwide--and they have the resources to help you know w-- Continue reading

The Waltz Principle

The Waltz Principle
By Mike Jousan

Have you ever seen someone "lose" an audience? Have you ever lost one? Why did you "lose" the audience...? You probably did not "get" them at the beginning! The Waltz-- Continue reading

How to Calculate ROI For a Small Business

Return on investment (ROI) is a financial concept that measures the profitability of an investment. There are several methods to determine ROI, but the most common is to divide net profit by total ass-- Continue reading

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