NMSU’s Arrowhead Center accepting fall entrepreneur project submissions

July 25, 2012 by Janet Perez, NMSU News Center

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center is accepting applications from small business owners and entrepreneurs for its Entrepreneur Ventures Program this fall.

The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 13. Those selected will receive specialized support and resources to help their businesses grow and thrive.

“As our economy continues on the slow road to recovery, small businesses and entrepreneurs can find a helping hand at the Arrowhead Center as they strive to innovate, grow and create more jobs,” said Sara Sanders, entrepreneurship director at the Arrowhead Center.

Services for the Entrepreneur Ventures Program are customized to fit startups and established businesses alike. The program’s services include business plans, marketing studies, feasibility studies, financial analyses and industry analyses. Businesses accepted into the program are chosen based on a variety of factors, including the degree to which they contribute to economic development in New Mexico.

Since it was established in 2004, the Arrowhead Center has completed more than 350 business research projects involving more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students. It also has fostered the spin-off of a university genetics-testing laboratory that has resulted in a new for-profit corporation, and completed several state-level economic studies.

Those interested can find the business assistance form at http://www.arrowheadcenter.org. Forms should be submitted to Sanders at npirayes@ad.nmsu.edu by the Aug. 13 deadline. For questions, call 575-646-7036.

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