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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.

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

“Lean Startup” Turns Traditional Business Model on its Head

By Sandy Nelson, Finance New Mexico team member

Many innovators wouldn't dream of launching a business without a plan and a pile of money, but that's precisely the "lean startup" approach that advocat-- Continue reading

Character and Teamwork Keep Bus Company in the Family

A Silver City business woman hangs onto her family's company with determination and alternative lending. It's not easy keeping a family business going for more than one generation. Christina Montoya h-- Continue reading

Six Things to Take Off Your Resume Today

If it's been a while since you've looked for a job, you may not have updated your resume in quite some time. Or maybe you've updated your resume but did so based on advice you heard long ago. Either w-- Continue reading

Web Presence Begins With a Marketing Strategy

How is building a website like any other construction project? The better the foundation the better the results. If you've been struggling with how to have an effective web presence--and how to ensure-- Continue reading

Nonprofits in Need: Borrowing Can Be Tool for Financial Stability

Is your nonprofit relying solely on grants, endowments and special events for revenue? If so, you may be missing out on another great source. When traditional resources are not enough, many nonprofits-- Continue reading

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