BUY LOCAL. GROW LOCAL. THRIVE LOCAL.
AIBA Resources
​Your dollar recirculates 254% more when you spend it with a local retailer. When you dine at a locally owned restaurant, your dollar recirculates 287% further.  The difference is so strong, according to a Civic Economics Survey of Independent Businesses, "a market shift of just 10% from chains to independents would retain an additional $179 million in the local economy every year."

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Business Education

WESST Training Schedule (MARKETLINK and more) & AIBA Events

Tax Info & E-Filing Links

A list of links you may find helpful, including tax advice from a former IRS auditor:

Tax Advice from a Former IRS Auditor (March 2009, Business Week)

The IRS Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center

State of New Mexico Taxation & Revenue

Small Business Financial Tips & Tax Advice (Microsoft Small Business Center)

Tax Tips & Info (SmartMoney.com

Financing

KeepItQuerque member The Loan Fund is the state's oldest and largest alternative lender. Since they're not a bank, they've got more flexibility in loan structuring and can make loans up to $1 Million. As a courtesy to fellow KeepItQuerque members, they've waived the $50.00 loan application fee. For more information, call 243-3196 or email info@loanfund.org.