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Resources for Entrepreneurs

This is a growing list of local and national resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Bookmark this page for future reference.
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Albuquerque Office of the Mayor

Whether you are thinking about moving to Albuquerque to start a business or you are an outstanding local business looking to take that next step, Albuquerque has everything you need!

Albuquerque Economic Development Dept.

The City of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department (EDD) works to create, diversify, and enhance job growth and to promote business development and stability. EDD supports business and the development community within city government and between city agencies.

Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance (AIBA)

A collective of local business owners actively supporting independent businesses, non-profits and arts groups.

Albuquerque Economic Development (AED)

AED is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to recruit business and industry, help local companies grow and generate quality job opportunities in the Albuquerque metro area. AED provides confidential assistance to businesses considering the area for expansion and new investment. Since its creation in 1960, AED has recruited more than 200 companies and 25,000 jobs to the Albuquerque metro area.

African American Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

The African American Chamber’s mission is to develop and empower economic opportunities with a focus on Black Owned Businesses in the Greater Albuquerque Communities.  We promote economic growth of our Black Owned Businesses through education/training, networking, advocacy and mentorship. 

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

The AHCC is organized to promote economic development, to enhance economic development opportunities and to provide business and workforce education with an emphasis on the Hispanic and Small Business Community in Albuquerque and New Mexico.


American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico

Our vision at the Chamber continually promotes the development of a healthy, self-sufficient American Indian Economy, both on and off the reservation.  Our mission is both simple and powerful: “To help Native People achieve successful economic development initiatives while incorporating, strengthening and building upon Tribal Values.”

Association of Commerce & Industry of New Mexico

ACI’s mission is to enrich the lives and prosperity of New Mexicans through a vibrant business climate built by effective advocacy and education.

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce works every day to make our community a place where businesses can grow and prosper and where people want to raise their families.

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Northern NM Chapter

NAWBO provides a variety of opportunities for members to participate in our chapter life and encourage their active involvement in our committees. Our primary goals are to enable members to improve their leadership skills by applying their unique talents and interests to serve our members.

Finance New Mexico

Since 2007, the Finance New Mexico project has delivered business knowledge and resources to New Mexico entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow a business.

Albuquerque Small Business Development Center

The Albuquerque Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a grass roots economic development organization providing valuable assistance to owners of small businesses and to individuals considering starting a business in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the East Mountains.


As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will help you and your business open new markets, reach new customers, and achieve new goals.

South Valley Economic Development Center (SVEDC)

The South Valley Economic Development Center provides facilities, resources and training for new and expanding small businesses, with an eye to job creation and fostering the economic revitalization of the South Valley community.


Since inception in 2010 Encuentro’s focus has been to provide the Latino immigrant community with top quality adult education programs in a welcoming and culturally accessible environment.



An award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training, which enable emerging entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive economic and social change.

Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC)

Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC) is a leading private, non-profit organization financing business loans throughout New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

The Loan Fund

The Loan Fund is a nonprofit community lending institution. We provide loans, as well as training and consulting services, to small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in New Mexico that are typically unable to obtain financing through traditional lending sources.

New Mexico Networking Links
Stacy Sacco

New Mexico Networking Links (aka NMNetLinks) to make a positive difference in the local community and help foster economic development in New Mexico. The site features several lists with nearly 2,000 links to numerous business organizations, educational institutions, government agencies and other resources to meet the needs of the following population segments:

  •  Job hunters seeking employment in marketing-related jobs including advertising, communications public relations, fund-raising and development, meeting planning and sales.
  • New New Mexicans who recently relocated or are planning to move here in the near future.
  • Small Business Owners wanting to expand their network to grow their business.

UNM Small Business Institute (SBI)

Stacy Sacco
SBI Director
Phone: (505) 489-2311

Angella Welcome
SBI Coordinator
Phone: (505) 277-8869

The UNM Small Business Institute (SBI) at Anderson provides consulting work for local businesses by linking them with graduate and undergraduate students who are guided by members of the faculty. These mutually beneficial partnerships simultaneously offer students the opportunity to experience real life challenges while providing businesses with management assistance, expertise and guidance at an affordable rate of $500 per project.

Law 4 Small Business

Law 4 Small Business is all about helping small businesses navigate and avoid difficult problems. Their focus is also on helping new entrepreneurs get new businesses off the ground and assisting existing businesses in remaining safe and protected as they grow.

New Mexico TREC

TREC is focused on connecting the intellectual capital of Sandia and other lab retirees to provide technical assistance to small businesses and start-ups. We are hosted by WESST and are available to meet with any business or start-up to help them solve technical issues they may encounter in the development of their product or service.