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Basic Steps to Starting a Business in New Mexico

Join us for this hybrid event, where you can attend in person at the Questa Public Library, located at 6 1/2 Municipal Park Rd, Questa, NM 87556, or join online via Zoom.

Join Small Business Specialist, Christopher Garcia, as he guides you through the invaluable support offered by the Small Business Development Center and unlocks the 13 essential steps to starting a business in NM. Dive into a treasure trove of industry insights and market research tools, including the powerful IBIS World, Data Axle, COGS Traffic Counts interactive map, and Census Business Builder.

What's even better? IBIS World and Data Axle, premium subscription-based databases, are yours to explore at absolutely no cost as an SBDC client! Seize this opportunity to harness these game-changing resources.

Join us for this hybrid event, where you can attend in person at the Questa Public Library, located at 6 1/2 Municipal Park Rd, Questa, NM 87556, or join online via Zoom. Got burning questions about the webinar content? Reach out to our knowledgeable instructor at

Just a heads up: This webinar will be utilized for internal training purposes and may also be shared for public viewing. Don't miss out on this dynamic opportunity to supercharge your entrepreneurial journey!

Thursday, May 23, 2024


Christopher Garcia

Christopher Garcia is a seasoned Business Development Specialist at the SBDC, located at UNM-Valencia Campus Workforce Training Center, where he has excelled since 2015. With a solid educational foundation comprising a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's in Public Administration, Christopher has been an invaluable asset to UNM since 2011, serving in various capacities within the institution. His expertise spans both the public and private sectors, with a keen focus on supporting solopreneurs and home-based businesses. Drawing from his own entrepreneurial journey, including selling on platforms like eBay and Etsy, Christopher specializes in startup resources and offers comprehensive guidance in areas such as Google My Business, business research databases, and business planning.

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The New Mexico Small Business Development Center (NMSBDC) Network was established in 1989 through a partnership with the US Small Business Administration, the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, and the New Mexico Association of Independent Community Colleges. The NMSBDC Network State Office is located on Santa Fe Community College campus. The program provides confidential, no-cost business consulting and low cost business training to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the state. Strategically located in 24 communities, we serve all 33 New Mexico counties. NMSBDC consultants have countless years of combined management and ownership expertise and have helped to create more than 35,000 jobs in the state since its inception. Entrepreneurs have access to subject matter experts to help them start, expand and be profitable. For more information visit

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBDC programs are extended to the public o a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance

SBDC at UNM-Valencia Campus WTC, Christopher Garcia,, 505-925-8983