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Changing Careers and Forging Ahead

A popular article on LinkedIn this week addresses career change. Personal growth sometimes requires new challenges. “There often comes a point in your career where it’s time to re-evaluate. Things change. You change,” writes  business podcaster Jessi Hempel.  “How do you screw up the courage to leave the safety and security of the subject you’ve […]

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LEADS Grant Recipients Support NM Economic Development

New Grant Awards Announced Supporting 11 Economic Development Projects & 3 Solo-Entrepreneur Programs The New Mexico Economic Development Department has announced the recipients of this year’s LEADS grants, as well as three organizations that will split $75,000 for their programs supporting entrepreneurs working from home, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. The Local Economic […]

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New Mexico Makes Top 10(s) in Site Selection State Rankings Report

New Mexico made multiple Top 10 lists in site selector Business Facilities‘ 16th Annual State Rankings Report. The Land of Enchantment is also the Land of Fantastic: Workforce Development/Talent Attraction (Number 9) Film Production Leaders (Number 2) Unmanned Aerial Systems (Number 9) Electricity Generation (Number 8) New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) is one […]

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The Main Street Lending Program

The main street lending program has gotten less attention than other areas of the government’s pandemic response and support for businesses. However, depending on your business’ financial state and needs, it can be a powerful tool. The main street lending program was designed for businesses that were financially sound prior to the pandemic. The minimum […]

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Eight Factors That Influence Sellability

Preparing to sell your business can be scary. Here’s something you’ve worked so hard to build and grow. Of course you want to know it will be continue to thrive beyond your time at the helm. You also want to be sure you get what you deserve for all your vision and effort. To maximize […]

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Tips to Achieve (the Elusive) Work-Life Balance

“What impact has working from home had on productivity and creativity?” A recent study conducted by researchers from Harvard Business School, MIT Media Lab, and McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin explored this question with more data than has historically been available. The Study The researchers state: “We decided to […]

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5 Creative and Free Ways to Promote Your Business

“When times are good, you should advertise. When times are bad, you must advertise.” The 100 year old adage coined by advertising pioneer Bruce Barton remains relevant today, says Forbes Contributor Brad Adgate in this article.  “Studies going back nearly one century point out the advantages of maintaining or even increasing ad budgets during a weaker […]

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Changing Consumer Behavior

This conversation about changing consumer behavior patterns due to the pandemic is trending on LinkedIn this week: The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped consumer behavior and the marketing landscape, pushing companies to rethink how they interact with customers. Amid social distancing measures and shutdowns of brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce sales are booming — growing 76% in June, […]

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5 Tips for Virtual Sales

COVID-19 has forced sales teams to radically adapt. “Consider how important the handshake has been in sales culture for generations,” writes U.S. Chamber of Commerce Contributor Nicole Fallon in this article. “It simply can’t be replicated over video chat.” That said, relationships are still vital. How can we cultivate connections at a distance? Here are […]

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Film Industry Thriving in New Mexico

The New Mexico film and television industry is becoming a state favorite. A recent survey by the Garrity Group polled New Mexicans to determine the state’s perception of 17 industries. Film tied with community colleges for #3 most favorable, following the farm and ranch industry at #2 and small business in the #1 spot. The […]

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