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Grow your business with the help of the SBDC.

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The staff of the CNM SBDC is committed to improving the technical skills of the entrepreneur no matter where they are in the business growth cycle. We teach entrepreneurs how to make objective business decisions that help them manage risk so as to maximize profit.

Staffed by experienced business people, the SBDC is part of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network (NMSBDC).

Counseling

If you have an idea for a new business, come see us at the SBDC. We can help you explore the potential for success of your idea. If you are starting a business, we can help you launch it. If you are already in business, the SBDC may be able to help you improve efficiency and increase profits. No matter where you are in the business growth cycle, we can help. All information is kept confidential and counseling services are provided free of charge. The first step to utilizing the counseling services at the SBDC is to contact the main office at (505) 224-5250

Workshops

Taught by local professionals and experienced small business owners, Albuquerque SBDC workshops are available to the public for a modest fee. Workshop topics can include writing a business plan, basic bookkeeping, Intro to QuickBooks Pro, understanding financial statements, practical market research, choosing a legal form, and many more. The SBDC workshops are developed to meet the needs of the small-business people that attend.

The New Mexico SBDC also offers a free informational seminar called ‘Pathways to Success’ for potential entrepreneurs. This seminar covers the basic information needed to start your business. Please call (505) 224-5250 to reserve a seat; space is limited.

Procurement Resources

NMSBDC/Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will be able to assist anyone with governmental contracts, bid preparation, requests for proposals, governmental marketing strategies, and more. Contact Tracy via (505) 224-5965.

Referrals

Because the SBDC has strong partnerships with local banks, attorneys, accountants, and insurance companies, we do not feel that we should recommend one over another. Although both the Society of Certified Public Accountants and State Bar offers referral services:

  • CPA Referral Service: (505) 246-1699
  • Lawyer Care Service: (505) 797-6066

Note: It is highly recommended that entrepreneurs seek both legal and accounting advice when starting and maintaining their own businesses. It is also important to maintain a strong relationship with both your banker and insurance agent.