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Strength in Flexibility? Some Unexpected Benefits to “New Normal”

A recent Economist article titled “Countering the Tyranny of the Clock” explores our changing relations to time as work becomes more flexible. A little philosophical? In fact, it’s super pragmatic! “Flexible working existed well before the pandemic. But it only offered employees the ability to choose when in the day they worked their allotted hours,” […]

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Albuquerque’s Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Hosts ESHIP 2020

This month, Albuquerque is hosting the 2020 ESHIP Summit, a gathering of “entrepreneurial ecosystem builders – leaders connecting communities together to accelerate entrepreneurship – who seek to build more inclusive, sustainable local economies.” This systems approach to fostering economic vibrancy connects people, resources, and institutions to foster collaborative growth and innovation. “During the ESHIP Summit, […]

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Love What You Do! Buy a Business that Aligns with Your Goals

Can you make money and follow your dreams? Yes! A recent article at Entrepreneur posits a framework for deciding if you might be able to turn your hobby into a business. The piece (very reasonably) revolves around the potential for monetization. “Even if you’re pursuing this mostly because of your passion,” writes SEO.co CRO Timothy […]

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Economic Development Releases Latest County Reports: Community data highlights activity in all 33 counties

The most up-to-date economic information for the State of New Mexico, including all 33 counties, is now available on the Economic Development Department website. The County Reports project is an initiative by the EDD to offer more comprehensive data about spending, unemployment, and wages to local communities, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said. The most […]

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Own a Doggie Daycare: A Business of Health and Happiness

Do you like dogs? Do you like happiness? Then, boy oh good boi, do we have a business opportunity for you! This  state-of-the-art Doggie Daycare has a delightful mission: to increase the amount of joy in the world by helping dogs stay healthy and happy—and ­­better able to support us. For many animal-lovers, the idea […]

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Resource Roundup – Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has published concise and helpful resources to help small businesses navigate the details of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under the Paycheck Protection Program initiative of this law, $350 billion have been allocated to help businesses stay afloat, and particularly to help businesses sustain employment. As […]

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Resource Roundup – Business Assistance

Here is the first in a series of resource roundups of helpful information. COVID-19 BUSINESS AND NON-PROFIT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Small Business Administration- Disaster Loan Assistance The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing up to $2 million in disaster assistance low-interest loans. This funding is now available to all New Mexico small businesses. Apply online: https://disasterloan.sba.gov, […]

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Encouraging Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a hot topic in workplace research. According to a recent Gallup survey, “The percentage of ‘engaged’ workers in the U.S. — those who are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace — is now 34%, tying its highest level since Gallup began reporting the national figure in 2000. […]

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ABQ Ranked in Top 10 for Affordable Cities and Cities to Build Wealth

Albuquerque was recently ranked America’s ninth most affordable city by Move.org. The comparison of 75 major U.S. cities considered the following factors: Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment Utilities (electricity, water, etc.) Internet Gasoline Food (groceries plus occasional restaurant meals Rounding out the top ten were El Paso, TX; Lincoln, NE; Toldeo, OH; Wichita, KS; Louisville, […]

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Albuquerque Ascendant: ABQ Ranks in Top Ten Cities for Economic Growth Potential

Albuquerque ranks in the top ten large-size metro areas in the country for economic development potential, according to site selector publication Business Facilities. It’s a great time to buy a business in Albuquerque—or sell a business and move on to the next Big Thing! Albuquerque was ranked ninth. Topping the list were Atlanta, GA and […]

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