Western New Mexico University’s Small Business Development Center




Don’t let your business problems get you down!  Serving the southwest four-county area of Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna, the Silver City SBDC helps existing businesses become more successful and new businesses get off to a good start. We provide practical, professional expertise to entrepreneurs at any stage of their growth. All services are provided at no cost.




The SBDC can help you:


              Improve your business and management skills


              Create alternatives for solving business problems


              Develop new products or services


              Investigate new business opportunities


              Explore international business opportunities


              Understand financial and regulatory requirements


              Learn how to develop a comprehensive business plan


              Learn effective record-keeping and inventory control procedures




We offer FREE one-on-one counseling on business topics including:


              Accounting and taxes


              Budget and cash flow analysis


              Business loan packaging


              Business plans


              Business start-ups


              Computer and MIS systems


              Feasibility studies


              Managing people


              Marketing and sales planning


              Organization planning and analysis




Take advantage of our FREE resources:


              Volunteer and paid counseling from business and industry leaders


              Limited access to on-site experts in such technical areas as legal, financial, and investment services


              Free access to computers and specialized computer programs




International trade is especially important in southwest New Mexico.  We provide FREE assistance with


              Import/export operations


              Import/export training and education




We also offer a range of workshops on such subjects as computer literacy or business development and expansion. Some workshops have a small fee.




For a nominal fee, we will also custom-design specific workshops and training seminars for you and your employees in categories such as




              Human relations


              Employee training


              Learning skills


              Writing skills






Small Business Development Center


Watts Hall


Western New Mexico University


500 18th Street, corner Silver Heights Blvd. and Swan Street


Silver City, NM  88061


(575) 538-6320


(575) 538-6341 fax




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Hours:  8 am–5 pm, M-F


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