Best Small Business Resources in the Las Cruces Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. New Mexico has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Las Cruces area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in New Mexico.

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Arrowhead Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The Arrowhead Center is a large entrepreneurial support organization run through the University of New Mexico. Its business gateway offers resources for entrepreneurs at any stage of starting a business, from legal assistance to learning opportunities through UNM. The Arrowhead Center has some resources directed primarily at students and also specializes in helping entrepreneurs incorporate new technologies into their business plans. They offer several accelerators for ventures in specific industries and many other support programs that may be of interest.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

3655 Research Rd.
Las Cruces, NM 88003
575-646-6120
kmorehea@ad.nmsu.edu

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8 am - 5 pm


Las Cruces SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


SBDC at New Mexico State Univ-Dona Ana

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


Womens Economic Self-Sufficiency Team Las Cruces

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Networking

Description

Women's Business Centers are nationwide programs established by the SBA to assist women in starting small businesses. Some of these centers are combined with other local organizations and use that relationship to offer even more services. Each Women's Business Center has counselors who can provide mentorship and assistance with business planning. Women’s Business Centers also provide a network of other businesses, and some have loan programs available

Restrictions

The Women's Business Centers are, as the name implies, meant for women primarily.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

277 E. Amador Ave., Ste. 275
Las Cruces, NM 88001
575-541-1583