Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center is located on the second floor of the Student Community Center, along with Community Education.
The mission of the Small Business Development Center is to strengthen the economy of the UNM-Valencia service area by providing direct assistance, entrepreneurial education, and resource linkages that are designed to facilitate the retention and expansion of existing small businesses and foster the creation of new businesses.
The Small Business Development Center assists business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in making decisions affecting their businesses. The center offers four types of services: training, counseling, referral, and library resources.
The training component involves courses, workshops and seminars.
A business counselor provides 1-on-1 counseling for those wanting more attention of a confidential nature.
Library resources include a business library, government publications, statistics and “how to” literature.
The center's self-paced learning programs assist the client in writing business plans, organizing loan packages, creating marketing plans and much more.
Counseling, referral, and resources are offered free of charge. Workshops are also advertised in the Valencia Campus Community Education schedules. Nominal fees are charged for some of the workshops.
Appointments with a counselor can be made in person or by calling 925.8980.
Materials are available on a walk-in basis.
Satellite centers are located in Socorro and Mountainair.