New Mexico Small Business Owner Highlight

Shayai Lucero

The past year has stretched many households to their broadband limit with kids learning virtually and parents working remotely at the same time, but for rural small business owner Shayai Lucero, this isn’t a new challenge. 

New Mexico Events

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | 2:00pm ET

The pandemic and economic relief efforts have led to more grant opportunities than ever for the nation's small businesses. With the main federal relief programs now over, small businesses are seeking out other funding opportunities that may be available to them.

Webinar | National
Friday, August 12, 2022 | 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT

Join Small Business Majority for our monthly briefing on the status of national policies that could impact small businesses. This month, we will be talking about the Inflation Reduction Act, antitrust legislation, and other federal updates.

Webinar | National
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 | 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

Join Small Business Majority, Operation HOPE and Truist Bank for a free webinar to learn about credit, access to capital and funding options for your business.

Topics of discussion include how to:

Webinar | National
Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 11:00am CT

Join Small Business Majority, Chicago Urban League, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Operation HOPE, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a discussion on how Black entrepreneurs can leverage capital and connections to build their businesses.

Webinar | National
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 3:00pm ET

Join Small Business Majority alongside members of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation for a webinar on equity capital raising.

Webinar | National
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 11:00am PT

El ser empresario es un camino comprobado para desarrollar su independencia y seguridad financiera.

Webinar | National

New Mexico Research

Published:
Tue, 02/12/2019

This report compiles findings from focus groups and roundtable discussions with rural small business owners and other small business stakeholders in four states, as well as the results of a national poll of rural small business owners. The report also features recommendations for policymakers and service providers to increase opportunities for rural entrepreneurs.

Published:
Wed, 10/14/2015
Diversity

New scientific polling in Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico shows small business hiring of lower-level employees is diverse, but more can be done to increase diversity in the hiring of upper-management employees. Additionally, some small employers plan to hire or promote in order to increase the diversity of their high-level workforce within the next few years.

Published:
Tue, 07/14/2015
Ben

Many small business owners think of their employees as family, and they believe in taking care of their employees in order to retain a happy and loyal workforce and to attract top talent. They also know it’s important for their employees to be able to balance their work and family responsibilities. New scientific polling shows the majority of small businesses in Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico offer benefits like paid leave and provide family-friendly policies for their employees.