September 17, 2015
Washington Federal and UNM Lobos kickoff 3-point campaign! premium

A Huge Bell Ringing and Round of Applause to Washington Federal Bank and the UNM Lobos for an extraordinary 3-point launch of this very special campaign:  Every time the Lobo Men and Women score a 3-point shot, Washington Federal will contribute to Accion to make a difference in economic development in NM!  Go Washington Federal! Go Lobos! Here are a few shots of our fun time together with captions to explain the spirited proceedings!



September 1, 2015
Thanks to U.S. Bank! premium

US Bank 9.1.15

Our huge thanks to U.S. Bank for their $20,000 gift to support New Mexico entrepreneurship!  It was awesome to have Pat Dee with us and our remote staff (on screen) to celebrate this ginormous check and the generosity for Accion!  What a fantastic way to start the week!  Thanks to all of you who work with US Bank and Accion to help transform lives in our multi-state region!…

August 19, 2015
Cathy Schueler of Bosque Mental Health Associates premium

Cathy Schueler describes her experience working with Accion. Cathy is the Executive Director at Bosque Mental Health Associates in Los Ranchos, Albuquerque, NM. Learn more about Bosque Mental Health Associates here.…

August 12, 2015
WORK WITH US! premium

Image by Erika Chambers


It isn’t often you have an opportunity to make a profound and lasting difference in people’s lives.

You’d be joining a group of people whose mission is to help hardworking small business men and women turn their dreams into realities. We’re a team of committed professionals with expertise in finance, lending, nonprofit and business management who are helping create social change and economic growth throughout the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.…

August 5, 2015
Join Samuel Adams and Accion for the Brewing the American Dream Social Media Webinar on 8/11 premium

We invite all food and beverage small business owners to join us for a FREE social media training for your business through the Brewing the American Dream Social Media Webinar on Tuesday, August 11th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  You will hear from Samuel Adams Social Media Specialist, Megan Baker and have the opportunity to ask Megan questions and advice on how to grow your business’s online presence. Sign up today! Space is limited!

August 4, 2015

Three Innovators Set Popular Business Myths to Rest


By Alison Oatman

New research has recently highlighted the decline of American entrepreneurship despite the upward trends within the state of economy. Researchers have expressed concerns over slowed business creation being outpaced by business closures. There are a number of alarming consequences, largely fewer jobs and a greater slice of the U.S. economy dependent on long-standing firms. Over the last 35 years, new firm creation has shrunk, with companies under five years old hovering under ten percent of the entrepreneurial pie. The Kauffman Foundation points to the recession as hindering entrepreneurial potential.…