Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments

Improving the quality of life in southwestern New Mexico

 Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments

 The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments (SWNMCOG) is a regional planning commission formed to provide project and grant management, grant writing, and technical assistance in the areas of economic and community development, transportation, housing, and legislative assistance to member municipalities, head start, school districts, university, soil and water conservation districts, and other special districts in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties to improve the quality of place for the residents of southwestern New Mexico by securing funding and everlasting partnerships.

CO.STARTERS​

CO.STARTERS offers a 9-week cohort based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action.


What’s Covered

During this 9-week program, participants develop and fine-tune their ideas, critically examining every part and determining next steps through real-time feedback from people in the community.

The CO.STARTERS program is structured in weekly three-hour sessions covering the following topics:


Week-1: Knowing Yourself

Assumptions, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles


Week-2: Knowing Your Customer

Customer, Problem, Alternatives, Solution, Benefit, Advantage


Week-3: Getting the Relationship Right

Marketing, Message, & Getting Customers


Week-4: Building the Model to Scale

Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price


Week-5: Strengthening Your Structure

Business Structures, Legal Considerations


Week-6: Discovering Your Bottom Line

Startup& Ongoing Needs, Costs, Breaking Even


Week-7: Accounting Growth

Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flows, Accounting


Week-8: Planning for the Future

Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep


Week-9: Celebration Night


What Participants Get Out of the Program

Participants in the CO.STARTERS 9-week program with:


A deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business, i.e. a process for figuring out whether or not an idea is good and how to change to make it work.


The ability to articulate how their businesses work.


The next steps needed to move forward.


A community of peers, mentors, business services, and a global network of support. 


CO.STARTERS COMING SOON! Register below.

Catron County

Hidalgo County: March 4, 2021, register by March 1, 2021

Luna County: 


Any questions that you may have please contact Emily at [email protected] or at 575-956-1294.

Register 

Our Team

Our Members

Priscilla Lucero

Executive Director

[email protected]

Emily Gojkovich 

Economic Development Planner

[email protected]

Cerisse Grijalva

Transportation Planner

[email protected]og.org


Kassy Sedillos

Administrative Assistant

[email protected]



Special Districts


Hidalgo SWCD

Grant County SWCD

San Francisco SWCD

Gila Regional Medical Center

Tyrone Home Owner Association

Rancho Grande MDWCA

Hanover MDWCA

Casa Adobes MDWCA

Lake Roberts MDWCA

Arenas Valley MDWCA

Quemado WDWCA

Southwest Solid Waste Authority


CONTACT

Address

P.O. Box 2157

Silver City, NM 88062

Contact

Main: (575) 388-1509

Fax: (575) 388-1500

Email: kassy@swnmcog.org

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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