COVID-19 Related Resources

  1. Financial Resources/Technical Assistance
  2. E-Commerce/Training

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Las Cruces Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Doña Ana Community College provides one-on-one confidential consultations at no cost.  SBDC offers assistance with how to manage a business, develop a business plan, create marketing strategies, and find financial resources.  Additionally, SBDC will provide assistance to prepare the business loan package for a lender.  Seminars and workshops are also available to improve business and management opportunities.  

The SBDC at DACC, serving Doña Ana and Sierra Counties, is a member of the New Mexico SBDC Network comprised of 19 centers across the state.  It also provides assistance with government contracting through the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) Program as well as international trade through the International Business Accelerator (IBA) program.

Services include:

  • Business plan growth
  • Management reorganization, HR
  • Expansion into e-commerce
  • Marketing and rebranding strategies
  • Financial planning for expansion
  • Financial assistance with COVID relief

Location

DACC Workforce Center, 2345 Nevada Avenue, Ste. 101, Las Cruces, NM 88001-3902, sbdcinfo@nmsu.edu

Webpage

  1. Go to: New Mexico Small Business Development Center (nmsbdc.org) 
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on “Counseling”
  3. Fill out the simple form and they will be contacted by a local SBDC representative

LiftFund

LiftFund is a non-profit organization, that helps small business owners with limited access to capital have a chance to live their dreams. They provide small business loans and minority business loans for women, startups, and entrepreneurs. They partner with SBA lenders and other lending institutions to provide startup loans, SBA 504 Loans, and microloans in New Mexico and throughout the South Eastern USA.

Services include:

  • Business Plans
  • Financial Plans
  • Microloans
  • Webinars on Budgeting, Small Business Resources, and COVID-19 relief.

Contact

Victor Zamora, vzamora@liftfund.com, Work Phone 888-215-2327

WESST

WESST provides consulting and uses a network of strategic partners that offer advice on various business topics along with training for small, local business owners. Small business loans are available for women and other entrepreneurs who encounter difficulty in obtaining financing ranging from $200 - $50,000. WESST also offers one-on-one business consulting and loans to help facilitate either the start-up or growth of small businesses that are unable to obtain financing through traditional loan sources.

Services include:

  • Training for Entrepreneurs
  • Business One-on-One Consulting
  • Microloans
  • Business Incubation
  • Digital Studio

Contact

Region Contact Info Humberto Hijar-Alvidrez , Regional Manager, Fernanda Estrada, Program Coordinator 575-541-1583 phone 277 E. Amador Ave., Ste. 275 Las Cruces, NM 88001

For more information about the City's response to COVID-19, view the comprehensive funding report.