The Small Business Development Center is hosting a seminar tomorrow

April 8, 2009 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Clovis 417 Schepps Blvd. ~ Room 103 Seminar $20.00 Dianna Thompson (575) 769-4136 sbdc@clovis.edu Description Understanding Money and Credit This seminar will offer participants the right tips and tools on how to make best use of your money and credit. It will talk about effective ways to plan […]

Bingaman bill aids self-employed New Mexicans

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would change the tax law to benefit small business owners.

Xcel Energy launches Solar Rewards in New Mexico

Electric customers of Xcel Energy in New Mexico can now apply for Solar*Rewards incentives on small and medium solar photovoltaic (PV) generating systems installed on their homes and businesses. For small and medium systems, Xcel Energy will purchase the Renewable Energy Credits (REC) generated by a customer’s PV system. Credits are purchased at a rate […]

Business feature: Center helps small businesses

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo As the director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College, Sandra Taylor-Sawyer conducts seminars on topics helping business owners and those thinking about starting a business such as accounting, marketing and employees, rules By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Dr. Jayashree Sinha decided she wanted to […]

Small school provided broad learning opportunities

By Glenda Price

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twin Cronnies employee Jennifer Chavez checks an order before running drinks out to a waiting customer. The Twin Cronnies is one of several regional businesses making changes to cope with the recession. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten […]

Balance sheet important ‘snapshot’ of business

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: CNJ columnist One of the most important tools that can be used to analyze a small business’s financial condition is its balance sheet. A balance sheet is a “snapshot” of a business’ financial status on any particular day. There are three parts to every balance sheet: assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity. The […]

Crash on Hondo street

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo A motor vehicle accident that occured on Hondo Street involved a small child, according to Clovis Police Department Lt. Douglas Ford. The child was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. The department’s crash team was called to the scene. Police said Friday night they didn’t know the identity or condition […]

Wind damage relatively small

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Crump of Clovis moves some of the tumbleweeds Monday that gather in her front yard on Purdue Avenue as a result of the high winds Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Though Sunday’s high winds made the early part of the day uncomfortable, there wasn’t any major damage […]

Everybody’s business: Bankers far from impersonal

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Most of us remember with fondness the lovable small-town lender played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” But in real life many small business people become intimidated by transactions with the financial community. The mergers, consolidations, bank closures, staff transfers and government bailouts have added to […]

Samaritan opportunities all around us

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist She has been gone now for many years. Our children were small and she lived not far from our home. She rarely enjoyed the pleasure of anyone’s company. When I stumbled upon her, it was at a time when I was involved in delivering sacks of groceries for a church […]

Airman steps up in child’s rescue

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Technical Sergeant Charles Derflinger, left, and Clovis police officer Mike Reeves vie for 10-month-old Eva Saiz’s attention. Derflinger and Reeves helped saved the toddler when she started choking on a hair clip. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections As Tech. Sgt. Charles Derflinger walked through the door, little […]

U.S. has small role in Georgia, Russia conflict

Freedom New Mexico The still-small but dangerous war that broke out over the weekend between Georgia and Russia is the culmination of decades of mutual hostility fed by centuries of acrimonious history remembered conveniently by partisans on all sides. Also in play were recent developments that made the Caucasus region something of a tinderbox waiting […]

Pizza Hut robbed

Aug. 3, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon July 26 an officer responded to a fire station on Mitchell Street for a battery victim. Firefighters said a man came in and reported 10-15 male subjects had battered him at a residence he owns on Thornton Street. The 83-year-old […]

Finding opportunities within crisis

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Ed.D.: Guest columnist Another hike in gas prices and the cost of other goods rising causes business owners to maintain their finances and plan for the future in order to survive. J. Roy Miller State Director of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center and a Clovis son, recently discussed the opportunities […]

Millionaire born between Logan, Nara Visa

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist On Highway 54, between Logan and Nara Visa, was the small town of Obar. Now only a cemetery, Obar was the birth place of Frank G. Berlin, who became a millionaire and more. Here is his story: “In Obar, my father had a general merchandise store with everything from calico […]

Health insurance programs available for small business owners

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Many small businesses in Roosevelt and Curry counties are unable to provide employee health insurance because of the prohibitive cost and layers of administrative red tape, according to New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance officials. The NMHIA is an alliance of independent health insurers commissioned by the state to serve […]

April 29, 2008 Business Digest

CNJ Staff Clovis business owners named Entrepreneurs of the Year James and Sharon Perry received the Clovis Community College Small Business Development Center’s Entrepreneurs of the Year award Saturday in Santa Fe, according to a New Mexico Small Business Development Network news release. The Perrys opened J&S Machining, a engine and farm equipment repair business, […]

Strays problem in small towns

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said stray animals are becoming a major problem. Though the village has created a part-time position for an animal control officer, Pyle said there have been no viable prospects for the job. “We’re a small community and the residents are going to have to help […]