New Mexico Small Business Development Center
The New Mexico Small Business Development Center (NMSBDC) was created in 1989 by the State Legislature to support the expansion, planning, business financing, and management efforts of small businesses statewide. Free small business consulting, affordable workshops, and business trainings are offered.
Since 1988, this statewide small business development and training organization has grown New Mexico's economy through entrepreneurship, and is the only Women's Business Center in Northern New Mexico. Sign up for a workshop or browse their business toolkit geared for New Mexico business owners.
Online advice, tools, and services for business owners include topics ranging from marketing, sales and finding capital, to managing people, and more.
Mashable is the top source for social media, technology, and web culture. The site offers articles, trend analysis, and social media resources and guides. Check out their small business trending topic for articles related to your business.
American Express' OPEN Forum is a platform for small business insights, connections, and exposure. The website includes articles, videos, discussion boards, and event listings, all part of their small business toolbox.
SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Businesses
Free small business advice is offered both online and in person, in English andSpanish. Browse the how-to and toolssections for information about writing grants, online marketing, writing profit and loss statements, and more.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, and protects small businesses, helping Americans start, build, and grow healthy businesses. Their website provides online tutorials on regulations, finding funding, creating a marketing plan, and more.
"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration," is the leading motto at this branch of Behance, a platform for creative professionals. The website provides articles, tips, and videos concerning best practices.
Art and Craft Business Resources
Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. The organization partners with local, state,and national arts organizations and government agencies to provide industry research and professional development opportunities.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
CERF safeguards and sustains the careers of craft artists by providing emergency resources such as quick loans and emergency grants, business development support, and resources on health, safety, and insurance.
The Crafts Report
The Crafts Report is a monthly business magazine for craft professionals, including how-to articles on business management, industry news, information on current issues and trends, an online discussion forum, and more.
Design Sponge: Biz Ladies
This website section includes helpful, engaging articles geared toward women in craft businesses. Topics include crafting a media kit, greening your business, using social media, online etiquette, and more.
National Arts Marketing Project
Part of Americans for the Arts, the Project provides information, tools, and practical ideas to strengthen arts organizations. They host an annual conference, regional trainings, and online workshops. Browse for articles, podcasts, news, downloadable 'practical lessons,' and creative profiles of arts businesses.
New York Foundation for the Arts
The Foundation's site provides articles and interviews on the business of art. Topics range from fundraising to insurance, mental health, web site development and more.
This independent trend firm scans the globe for the most promising consumer trends, insights, and business ideas. Many findings are aggregated in a free monthly trend briefing, available on the web site.