Starting your own business can be a scary proposition, but there are supporting agencies to look to for help. The Clovis Industrial Development Corp. (www.developclovis.com) and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce (www.clovisnm.org ) both have good information that can help entrepreneurs find success.
Roosevelt County’s Community Development Corp. and the city of Portales have grants for qualified businesses relocating to Portales or expanding.
The New Mexico Small Business Development Center, www.nmsbdc.org, is another source of useful information and support, especially in networking. Find the local office at 417 Schepps Blvd., Room 152, Clovis, NM 88101, or call 575-769-4136.
The federal Small Business Administration, at www.sba.gov, has much information about loans and grants, starting and managing a business, contracting and local assistance, and can be of great service. The SBA’s New Mexico district office can be reached at P.O. Box 2206, Albuquerque, NM 87103, or phone 505-248-8225. The website is www.sba.gov/offices/district/nm/albuquerque.
Small Business Resources
Learn the steps to start and grow a small business at USA.gov’s Small Business website. The platform features hand-picked government websites helpful to small business owners. Learn about business taxes and incentives, financing a business, importing and exporting, federal government contracting, state business resources and more. The website also provides information on a wide range of programs and services to help veterans, women, minorities and the economically disadvantaged start or grow a business.