Running A Successful Small Business – WESST Presentation, November 15, 2022

Hospitality Reimbursement Programs

The New Mexico Departments of Workforce Solutions and Tourism have created a reimbursement program for training assistance to support businesses in the hospitality industry. Funding is available to assist eligible businesses with their qualified new hires or promotions of staff that need training to be successful in their career path.
Ready NM – Hospitality Training Reimbursement Program

For information on starting a business:
Economic Development Department – Starting Your Business

Business Registrations

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Businesses. Click here for more information

Anyone wishing to engage in business within the unincorporated areas of Sandoval County must file a registration form with the Sandoval County Clerk’s Office and obtain a valid business license. Click here for more information.

Since January 1, 2020 New Mexico, State Statute now requires lodgers’ tax remittance and business registration compliance for short-term-rentals (STRs) in New Mexico. The Lodgers’ Tax Rate in Sandoval County is 5% (.05) on the total daily room rate charged. The annual business registration fee is $35.

Outdoor Business Assistance Program

(Now is the ideal time to build and launch your marketing strategy)

As the economy roars back, the old ways of doing business are not coming with it.

Customers have new behaviors and expect to discover experiences in new ways and through different channels. This means it is time to do a refresh on your marketing strategy to stay relevant and grow sales.

Creative Startups, based in New Mexico, has accelerated growth in over 500 companies around the world. With expertise in applied learning their courses are beloved by entrepreneurs seeking hands-on, practical knowledge that has immediate effects on business growth.

The resource created is for New Mexico-based business owners seeking to:

  • Increase marketing reach, decrease marketing expense
  • Gain new customers and tap into more markets
  • Drive traffic to website, convert to sales
  • Simplify social media and newsletters
  • Create compelling low cost graphic designs

    Mastering Marketing for Outdoor Recreation Workbook
    NM Statewide Strategy for Outdoor Recreation

Small Business Development Centers
The New Mexico SBDC’s provide small business assistance with planning, marketing, financing, small business start-up, entrepreneur training, and other specialized areas to help grow and strengthen businesses in New Mexico.

Whether you have an established business or want to start a new one, you can obtain no-cost confidential assistance in these areas:

  • Business Expansion
  • Business Start-up
  • Business Plan Development
  • Accounting / Bookkeeping
  • Financing
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Tax & Legal Resources
  • Human Resource Issues
  • E-Commerce
  • Government Contracting
  • International Trade
  • Buying and Selling a Business