Entrepreneurs urged to ‘Come WESST’

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By Cindy Wilson

Anthony Urquidez sees two types of clients at the Roswell office of WESST, where he is regional manager: the aspiring entrepreneur who walks in the door — almost on a whim — armed with little more than an idea, and the would-be business owner who arrives with a business plan and a clear idea of what she needs, whether it’s a loan or instruction in computer skills or tax preparation.
All are welcome at WESST, which serves small businesses from offices in Roswell, Albuquerque, Farmington, Rio Rancho, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. The nonprofit small business development and training organization helps clients find loans when traditional lenders have turned them down, and it provides expert advice for people who don’t have the resources to hire a certified public accountant or attorney, Urquidez said.
Since its formation in 1989, WESST has helped 1,500 New Mexico businesses get started or move to the next level.
Professional Approach
A client serious about getting help begins a WESST consultation by filling out a client intake form and getting into the group’s system, Urquidez said. The form requests income information, work history and other basic data that helps WESST experts know where to begin helping the client.

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