I talk with Angela Merkert, the executive director of Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity, about her organization’s efforts to create a public bank owned by the State of New Mexico and how it could support more equitable access to capital in the state.
The predominant narrative in the entrepreneurship industry is that the solution to every problem is capital. More money. More growth. More glory. And of course, pushing more loans or equity investment funds to small businesses continues the flow of wealth and assets towards an ever smaller and richer sliver of the population.
Ah, the sweet taste of having the financial (and other) resources you need to do your work. Have you been drinking in the news from New Mexico’s Economic Development Department (EDD) lately? Economic relief is so refreshing.
I’ve taken this pandemic as an opportunity to shift my purchasing power to the greater good. With that in mind, here are four actions you can take to help out small businesses this Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28.
I can hear echoes of the voices I heard all through my childhood from the white suburbanites who like clockwork are now, I’m 100% certain, talking about looting or fires or welfare moms or any of the long list of tropes they always short-circuit to, when POC demand justice.
Happy Monday, peeps! How is everyone holding up? We’re still in “as well as can be hoped” territory. All of us are healthy, we are fairly strictly isolated, the kids are doing fine with school, and Turtle is still working from home, which is an enormous blessing. I’m trying not to dwell on the fact … Read More
To stay connected and moving forward with our self-employed gigs, I’m offering a free Zoom workshop on Fridays, at noon Mountain Time from now through May 5, 2020. Let’s hang out and share what we are going through and how we’re dealing.
Let’s share our best tips and tricks for videoconferencing, file sharing, project and remote team management while we’re all socially isolated!
Monique and Kendra are developing a powerful partnership that helps build capacity within other organizations to continue the important, ongoing work of dismantling white supremacy.
Political times are crazy and I can’t keep up, but feel it’s more important than ever to share useful information and network with others who are worried about the United States’ descent into authoritarianism. I’m following developments and watching the impeachment proceedings when I can, and want to make a focused effort on turning what … Read More