The New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network and SBA Resource Partners are offering free business trainings, open to anyone.

Below are the upcoming classes and the agency that offers them. Find out more at the websites for each:

Thursday (Feb. 25)

11:30 a.m.- How to Perfect your Sales Technique, Sales Process, and Build a Referral Network (SCORE)

Noon - Top 10 Mistakes Business Owners Make (2/2) (NMSBDC/L4SB)

Monday (March 1)

Noon - Operating Agreements: Why are they so Important? (NMSBDC/L4SB)

Tuesday (March 2)

9 a.m. - Doing Business with Cannon Air Force Base (PTAC)

Noon - Online Guerilla Marketing: Grab Their Attention! (NMSBDC)

Wednesday (March 3)

11:30 a.m.- Basic Steps to Starting a Business in New Mexico (NMSBDC)

6 p.m. - Instagram Basics for Business (WESST)

Friday, March 5

9 a.m. - EmpowHer Forum: Driving Women Empowerment Principles for Locally Women-Owned Businesses (NMSBDC/MEP)

Noon - Risk Management in a Digital World (NMSBDC)

Monday, March 8

Noon - Business Succession Plans and Buy/Sell Agreements (1/2) (NMSBDC/L4SB)

Tuesday, March 9

9 a.m. - Patents & Patent Searching in the USPTO Patent Database (NMSBDC/TCA)

Noon - Bricks to Clicks - Finding and Keeping your Customers Online (NMSBDC)

Wednesday, March 10

9 a.m.- VA Federal Procurement Networking Event (PTAC)

Thursday, March 11

3 p.m. - Entrepreneur Opportunities in the Outdoor Recreation Economy (SCORE)

Monday, March 15

11 a.m. - Non-Profits: Legal Responsibilities of Boards and Board Members (SCORE)

Tuesday, March 16

3 p.m .- Write Your Business Plan (SCORE)

Wednesday, March 17

9:30 a.m. - E-Commerce and Alternative Selling Methods (NMSBDC)

6 p.m.- Beyond the Basics on Instagram (WESST)

Thursday, March 18

3 p.m. - Custom Marketing to Reach Your Ideal Clients (SCORE)

Friday, March 19

Noon - E-Commerce and Disaster Recovery (NMSBDC)

Monday, March 22

Noon - What makes up your credit score and how your score is impacted (WESST)

Thursday, March 25

Noon - LLC's, DBA'S, Corporations and S-Corps? Which One Is the Best Structure for Your Business? (NMSBDC/L4SB)

Monday, March 29

Noon - The Future of Commercial Leases: The One Contract Your Business Cannot Afford to Get Wrong (NMSBDC)

Tuesday, April 20

9:30 a.m. - Basics of Borrowing (NMSBDC/TLF)

Event pages and access to past webinar recordings and resources can be found at:

UNM Anderson School of Business offers online MBA in Northern New Mexico with an in-person component available in Taos, Las Vegas, Española, Los Alamos and Santa Fe.

The school is trying to make its Executive Masters in Business Administration program more readily accessible so professionals can finish their degrees.

MBA students learn through online classes coupled with meeting once or twice a month in person.

Find out more at

- Staff report

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