ConocoPhillips Sponsors Small Business Support Program in Midland, West Texas, Southeast New Mexico

ConocoPhillips will host an information session for the Small Biz Builder program which it runs in partnership with LiftFund and local community organizations, including the Midland Chamber of Commerce.

The session will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Poage Conference Room at Concho Center 3, 405 N. Carrizo St. Another session will take place at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Monahans and Thursday in Hobbs and Carlsbad, New Mexico.

The program aims to support at least 75 small businesses in Eddy and Lea counties, New Mexico, and Midland, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties in Texas.

“The ConocoPhillips Small Biz Builder was uniquely designed to meet the needs of Permian Basin residents running a small business or looking to start their own business,” Ana Pereda, Business Support Manager at LiftFund, told The Reporter-Telegram. by email.

Applicants must commit to participating in three online sessions to be held via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 1, 8, and 15. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old as of September 27, have a business idea they are actively working on, or be at least a half-owner of a going concern.

Those who successfully complete the program will have access to one-on-one coaching sessions, business model development, marketing and money management training and networking connections, as well as special access to capital considerations.

Nominations must be submitted by October 7 and can be submitted online at Applications will be assessed and those selected will be notified for telephone interviews by October 11.

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