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Entrepreneurial Resources

While it is not the primary focus of the Sandoval Economic Alliance (SEA) to facilitate locations and start-ups of small businesses, the SEA has created this page to assist entrepreneurs by directing them to available resources.

The Sandoval County Small Business Development Center

The Sandoval County Small Business Development Center supports the expanding, planning, business financing, and management efforts of more than 94,000 New Mexico businesses, providing no cost business consulting, affordable workshops, and business training. Feel free to download their guide to Starting a Business in Sandoval County or visit their website for additional resources. They have two locations in Sandoval County:

Bernalillo Location

Address: 282 S. Camino del Pueblo
Phone: (505)867-5066

Rio Rancho Satellite Office

Address: 4001 Southern Blvd, NE.
Phone: (505)892-1533

The U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a district office located in Albuquerque. The website can be viewed by visiting: http://www.sba.gov/offices/district/nm/albuquerque

Spark City

Spark City offers numerous workshops that help you grow your company in the areas of effectiveness and profitability. Visit Spark City online at: http://www.sparkcity.co/

FatPipe ABQ

FatPipe ABQ is a unique collaborative, community coworking space that brings start-ups, existing businesses and entrepreneurs together in the heart of Downtown Albuquerque in a dynamic, state-of the art facility where new ideas thrive, professional connections are made, and deals happen. As a result of working in this one-of-a-kind community, FatPipe ABQ tenants in this co-working space in Albuquerque collaborate with like-minded professionals and engaged community leaders every day, and, as a result, their businesses thrive and real jobs are created. To learn more about FatPipe ABQ, visit: http://fatpipeabq.com/


ABQid supports local entrepreneurs who are building great businesses and is a key element in Albuquerque’s efforts to grow a culture of innovation. Learn more at http://www.abqid.com/

Dynamic Growth Business Resource Center

The Dynamic Growth Business Resource Center (DGBRC) is a program aimed at protecting and growing the existing small businesses in the Greater Albuquerque Area. The website can be viewed by visiting: http://dgbrc.com/

Business Licensing

Employer One Stop Services — A one stop information source for starting a business in New Mexico including information on free seminars.
New Business Checklist — A checklist for starting a new business in New Mexico is provided by New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.
Rio Rancho Business License — All persons engaging in business in Rio Rancho must register with the City.
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission — The Corporations Bureau issues certificates of incorporation for New Mexico.
New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department — Handles the licensing and regulation of thirty-five separate industries and professions in New Mexico.
New Mexico Secretary of State — All partnerships and any trade and service marks must be registered with the secretary of state.
Internal Revenue Service — Information on obtaining an employer ID number and other federal tax information.
State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue — Information on obtaining a state business tax identification number and other state tax information.
United States Department of Labor — Information and services provided by the USDOL
New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration — Most businesses are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and to display appropriate signage.
Unemployment Insurance — All entities engaged in business in New Mexico must obtain an employer account number for unemployment insurance purposes. Fill out the ES-802 form.
United States Small Business Administration — Provides information on starting a small business including financing options.
New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network — Information on starting a small business in New Mexico.


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