NMSU’s Arrowhead Center launches the Entrepreneurship Laboratory

November 23, 2009 by Justin Bannister NMSU NewsCenter

Help is on the way for anyone looking to start a business, but not quite sure how to start. The Entrepreneurship Institute at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center will hold a grand opening for its Entrepreneurship Laboratory from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at NMSU’s Academic Research Building A, located on the south end of campus.

“This is an incredible community resource and it’s available for anyone interested in exploring the option of starting or running a business in New Mexico,” said Matt Elgersma, business research and outreach coordinator for Arrowhead Center. “We want to help spur economic development by helping potential entrepreneurs in beginning the process.”

The lab includes a library of entrepreneurship resources, computers equipped with business simulation software and a step-by-step workbook written for anyone interested in starting a business in the state.

The lab is part of Arrowhead’s Entrepreneurship Institute, which also focuses on fostering emerging entrepreneurs and establishing an entrepreneurship network within the state. The institute is funded by a three-year, nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration and made possible by New Mexico’s congressional delegation.

There will be free finger foods and beverages, and a raffle will be held with the winner taking home a piece of jewelry provided by Boudreau’s Glenn Cutter Jewelers and Gallery, located at 2001 E. Lohman, Suite 125. Entrants must be present to win. The drawing is at 4 p.m.

For more information, e-mail Elgersma at melgersm@nmsu.edu, call (575) 646-7832 or visit http://www.arrowheadcenter.org.

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