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SJC Small Business Development Center

An accredited business development center where small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs can get training and technical assistance.

The San Juan College SBDC is here to help you with your small business needs! As an accredited member of the Association of Small Business Development Centers, we provide an array of services to new and existing businesses, including:

  • No-cost confidential business consultations
  • Small business workshops
  • Access to traditional and alternative lenders
  • Market research assistance
  • Referrals to other business assistance providers
  • International trade (import and export)
  • Assistance in obtaining government contracts
  • Access to world-class technical assistance partners such as Sandia Labs, Los Alamos Labs, and others

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SBDC for New Businesses

Starting a new business can be daunting, but with the right support system in place, your dream of owning a successful business is achievable! The SBDC’s services are designed for new business owners. Our expert counselors will help you navigate the complexity of starting a business, such as

  • Understanding local, state, and federal regulations, including taxes
  • Determining the most suitable legal structure for your business
  • Developing a comprehensive business plan with financial projections
  • Understanding financing options, sources of capital, and applying for bank and Small Business Administration loans suited to your needs
  • Assistance in estimating business value if buying a business

Get started toward your dream of owning a business today! Contact the SBDC at (505) 566-3528 or to schedule an appointment with one of our small business experts.

SBDC for Existing Businesses

You’re a business owner, and you’re ready to scale! Let the SBDC help you take steps to move you to your next level of success. Our expert business counselors can help you:

  • Identify and determine alternatives for solving business problems
  • Create an effective growth strategy for the future
  • Evaluate your financials and determine effective cost controls
  • Develop and market new products or services
  • Determine if government procurement options will benefit your business and how to begin the process
  • Exit/succession planning
  • Assistance in estimating the value of your business when preparing to sell

 Call the SBDC to set up an appointment with one of our business counselors (505) 566-3528 or 

Small Business Development Center Success Stories

Here are a few of the many local businesses that have found success through the Small Business Development Center.

Namaste House, LL — OWNER: Rebecca Morgan

Namaste House is an assisted living center providing exceptional care for the whole person in beautiful surroundings for a community of ten people.

Lucky Ridge, Inc.

Lucky Ridge provides maintenance and construction services to the mining, oil, and gas industries. Their services run the gamut from maintaining the railroad at the mines to repairing draglines to building gas well support facilities.

Aztec Machine & Repair, Inc. — OWNER: Tim Montoya

Cranes and Material Handling
Specializing in hydraulic repair, crane sales, service, inspection, and installation, with complete machining and fabrication for industry, oil and gas, and mining. In business since 1997.

Love the Children Learning Center — OWNER: Crystal Jacquez Aguilar

Love the Children Learning Center is a daycare facility that specializes in giving your child the best care possible.

Small Business Resources

The SBDC provides live trainings and pre-recorded webinars on business topics ranging from start-up to marketing and everything in between.

Live Trainings

Pre-Recorded Webinars

Approved SBA Lenders in the Four Corners Area

  • Citizens Bank
  • DreamSpring
  • Bank of the Southwest
  • First Financial Credit Union
  • Four Corners Community Bank
  • Vectra Bank
  • Washington Federal
  • Wells Fargo

About the New Mexico Small Business Development Center

The New Mexico Small Business Development Center is partially funded under a Cooperative Agreement by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsors' or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services. All of the SBA’s programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for the handicapped will be made if requested in advance. Contact the SBDC at (505) 566-3528 or for more information.

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Phone: (505) 566-3528

5101 College Blvd

M-F 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.