Workshops & Opportunities

Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District collaborates with our partners and New Mexico MainStreet to offer relevant workshops for downtown business owners.

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🆕 May 2020: GMSACD is pleased to announce it has received funding to launch a micro-grant and readying program for small businesses and entrepreneurs to advance economic recovery from the COVID-19 public health crisis.

➡️ Read the full press release here
➡️ Read the program overview + FAQ here.

🙌 This program is made possible thanks to programmatic and operational support from New Mexico Resiliency Alliance Resilient Communities Fund, Albuquerque Foundation/United Way of Central New Mexico Emergency Action Fund, New Mexico MainStreet, and Wells Fargo Foundation. 💖 Thank you to our local sponsors: US Bank and Weaving in Beauty.

(Local sponsors make it possible to support more businesses. Interested in being a sponsor? Email: director@gallupmainstreet.org)

COVID-19 Resilient Businesses Grant Program

A limited-capacity program for small businesses located within the Gallup MainStreet district. Participants will attend two mandatory webinars (June 2 & 3, 10am – 11am) on e-commerce solutions & recovery positioning strategies, receive one-on-one mentoring, and be awarded funds to assist with: delivery service support, inventory assistance, rent abatement, and adding online services.

Qualifying businesses should apply by May 29, 2020. Click here to access the application. Businesses who are not interested in or do not qualify for funding may attend the webinars, email director@gallupmainstreet.org for information.

Hatch It! Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Aspiring business owners will participate in a FREE virtual two-day session focused on entrepreneurship, strategy, and resources. Participants will receive one-on-one mentoring and the chance to participate in a pitch session that will result in the distribution of seed money to at least one participant.

Boot Camp 1: June 11 (10am-12pm) & June 12 (2pm – 4pm) 
Boot Camp 2: June 22 (10am-12pm) & June 23 (2pm-4pm)

Click here to sign up for one of our two boot camps.

PITCH SESSION: June 29 (time TBD)

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➡️ Gallup SBDC offers many free and low-cost workshops for businesses that span topics from marketing to cyber security to HR practices, find their offerings here.

➡️ Octavia Fellin Public Library also offers lots of great free workshops related to marketing, technology, and computer literacy. Find their current offerings here.