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Wednesday, October 7


On September 21st we launched a Kickstarter project called Cultivando Comunidad,Cultivating Community. Please take a look and learn about what my team and I will be doing in partnership with the community center of Entre Amigos in San Francisco, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. [link] It would mean so much to all of us, if you could spread the word. IG:PALMOA
Wednesday, September 16


Contact: Peter Mikelson, Vice Chair 505-248-8232 Ever Secretly Thought about Starting a Business? To be successful, you need a great business idea. Otherwise you join the herd of businesses scrapping in a very competitive marketplace. But where can you find those ideas? The answer is through a creative approach to detecting customer problems and finding solutions for those problems. In the past, entrepreneurs who thought they had such a problem solution jumped into the planning process by preparing a business plan, arranging for funding and opening their businesses. This resulted in a very large failure rate – up to 80% by the end of five years, depending on the business sector. The current, more effective process is called “Lean Entrepreneurship” which mandates testing that problem solution in the marketplace and refining the idea, or “pivoting”, until the solution exactly matches customer needs. Then and only then do you start planning for the critical function of implementing a business plan to provide the tested product/service to customers. This approach results in a much higher probability of business success by assuring the existence of buying customers. When: Saturday, Oct 3, 9:00 a.m. – Noon Where: UNM West, 2600 College Blvd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144 How much: $19.95 Go To to Register. Attendance is limited to assure maximum attendee benefit. Albuquerque SCORE is a 501c3 organization affiliated with the Small Business Administration. In addition to workshops (, SCORE offers free business advice and executive mentoring for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. Its services cover key business areas from business planning, marketing, and sales to management, human resources, bookkeeping, lender referrals, e-commerce, and more. For more information, see .
Monday, September 14


Small study group forming to learn and practice the Romani language together. Total beginners and native speakers welcome. Maybe share some music too! Call Jay, 505-281-0684. [email reply]


Professional test preparation with Barron's Lead Author Jay Cutts, of Cutts Graduate Reviews. Local NM live classes and coaching. Starting now. Call 505-281-0684. [email reply]
Friday, September 11


Local author and web marketing consultant Jan Zimmerman will present an interactive workshop about how businesses can combine both Offline and Online types of marketing for a synergistic effect that will generate more leads, build brand recognition, expand markets and increase customer loyalty. Strategies discussed will include exploring offline advertising methods and their online equivalents, to help you achieve your objectives: Direct Mail : E-newsletters Print Ads : Online Ads Standard Press Releases : Online Press Distribution Face-to-Face Networking : Social Media Yellow Pages : Online Directories The presentation, sponsored by Albuquerque SCORE, will be held on Thursday October 1, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Office Alternatives Training Room at 4801 Lang Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. The cost for attendance is $29. Attendees can register at Register Now and discover ways to improve your choice of marketing methods to reduce costs, build trust, add services, extend your market, and improve your sales and marketing efficiency. Contact Pete Mikelson SCORE Albuquerque 505-248-8232
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