Chambers of commerce and other economic development or business organizations contract with professionals to offer free or low-cost workshops at various venues. If the subject you are seeking is not listed on the Biz Calendar, consider contacting one of these groups directly:
Center for Applied Entrepreneurial Studies (CAES) conducts workshops at various participating organizations on topics including:
- Financial management
- Market research and planning
- Human resources
- Operations startup and management
- Business plan preparation
For information on upcoming workshops and locations, contact them here.
The New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) provides workshops on financial literacy, promoting youth entrepreneurship, economic forecasting, business promotion, how to apply for city, state and federal government contracts, and other business-related topics.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders Initiative is a free federal executive-level training initiative designed to help local entrepreneurs poised for growth in historically challenged communities. Over the course of seven months, participants get the opportunity to work with experienced mentors, attend specialized workshops and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community.
The initiative has aided over 2,000 small business owners in sustaining and growing their businesses. Each year, eligible businesses can register from February through March, and training sessions begin in April.