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Tag: entrepreneurship

Gypsy Spirit open for business

Judy Boles, the creative energy behind Gypsy Spirit, is from Cape Cod, Mass. Although she was born in Boston, she lived mostly on the Cape until she moved to New Mexico in 2010. Judy studied dental hygiene after high school and worked in that field for about eight years. On a whim, she applied for… Read More ›

MainStreet de Las Vegas

Shovel ready and ready to go

Entrepreneurship and small business continue to be the backbone of the American economy. MainStreet de Las Vegas is making strides in opening up opportunities for Las Vegas and area entrepreneurs to start up new businesses in the railroad district and historic downtown area. The organization has completed shovel ready engineered plans for a major redesign… Read More ›

Range Cafe Las Vegas, NM

The Range Café at the Plaza

Ordinary food done extraordinarily well From the website: The original Range Café was started in 1992 by Tom Fenton and Matt DiGregory in Bernalillo, N.M., in a funky, 56-seat former gas station. In 1995 the original building was destroyed by a devastating fire. In 1996 the Range Café opened in its current location and has… Read More ›

Business Opportunity

Write Stuff Newsletter:

Business development and planning You’ve decided to go into business for yourself. Congratulations. Now what? There are dozens upon dozens upon hundreds of websites that will tell you how to go into business. Many are advertising sites that lure you into trying their particular method. Most are targeted toward already successful businesses looking for ways… Read More ›

Pasatiempo Fine Arts Academy

Pasatiempo Fine Arts Academy

More to come later, but just a heads up that on May 20 Pasatiempo Fine Arts Academy will have an open house and registration day for anyone interested in taking classes from artists in a variety of disciplines, including the art of writing. I will have two classes, Blogging For Fun and So You Think… Read More ›

Fido Delivers

Write Stuff Newsletter: Print Advertising

Print has a nearly 80% response rate; digital still plays second fiddle to visual call-to-action advertising in print media In the digital age, there is a perception that if you put your business offering up on Facebook or other social media, that’s enough. While social media is an important part of getting your customer’s attention,… Read More ›

Media Kit

WRITE STUFF NEWSLETTER

Media kits are resources that tell others about you and your business. Whether you are a small single-owner shop or employ hundreds, you have a story to tell. Google, Facebook, Coca Cola and Ford don’t rely on word of mouth; they rely on getting their story out to the public by every means possible. Their media kits are neither simple nor economical. They know the value of story, their story.

Peppermint Fudge Balls

Q&A: The Candy Man

…and family The Ulibarri family’s route to its new shop at 161 Bridge Street has been circuitous and – as is often the case with small businesses – not without challenges. What it has continued to have is faithful customers who love the candy they make. The store came out of a family who personifies… Read More ›

Welcome

Jewelry Artisan and Entrepreneur

Making art into a business Being in business is a challenge and an opportunity all wrapped up in one great adventure. When you’re good at it, you share your expertise with others who are dipping a toe into the entrepreneurial waters. With more than thirty years of experience under her belt, Andrea Gottschalk of Unikat… Read More ›

Christmas Cards & Gift Ideas

Paper Trail Moving on Up–

And across the street… Nancy Colalillo is one of my favorite people, fearless in the face of just about everything. Her entrepreneurial spirit brought an exciting book store to Las Vegas several years ago. After she sold that successful enterprise, she went out on a limb and opened Paper Trail, a card and gift shop…. Read More ›

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