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Small Business Office

Information about the City of Albuquerque's Small Business Office.

Contact Info

Small Business Office
David Sayers
Small Business Office Manager
(505) 768-3730

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The Small Business Office (SBO) is a division of the City of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department. It is the central point of entry for Albuquerque entrepreneurs and businesses providing timely, relevant, actionable information and assistance.

Established in 2019, The Small Business Office has the people and tools to help you start, expand, or relocate your business in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Through online resources and in-person customer service, the Small Business Office connects you to the right people and appropriate city agencies to provide assistance in navigating City processes such as permitting, licensing, other business services and understanding the City’s procurement process.

COVID-19: Information, Resources, and Tips for Businesses, Organizations, and Workers

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A comprehensive guide of information, resources, and tips for businesses, organizations, and workers navigating COVID-19.


The City also continues to urge all residents to support local businesses as often as they can. Purchase gift cards, order delivery or takeout a few times per week, tip extra if you can, shop online, and source groceries locally.

Visit Albuquerque, Albuquerque's destination organization has put together a list of restaurants and businesses still operating during the public health emergency.

Dining at a Distance Chart

Restaurant Submission Form

Interactive Dining Map

Shop Online Chart

Shop Online Submission Form

Additional lists can be found at  iheartABQ, Yelp List, What's Open in New Mexico or Buy for Tomorrow, Today

We are also echoing small business social media posts on our accounts. Follow and tag us in posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, on social media at @CABQEconDev.

COVID-19: Micro-Business Relief Program

The City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department is providing a $500,000 Micro-Business Relief Program to provide vital economic support to small businesses needing assistance in overcoming the temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. The City of Albuquerque will provide working capital grants of up to $5,000 for qualifying small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The City will provide relief for small businesses across Albuquerque that are seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. The City is offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant of up to $5,000 to support day-to-day operating expenses only of the business, such as payroll or losses due to destabilizing events.

Applications Closed on April 3, 2020

Grantees were announced on April 14, 2020

More Information List of Grantees

Small Business Office Services

One-On-One Assistance

SBO provides one-on-one assistance and will connect you to the help you need for challenges your business may be facing.

Technical Assistance Training

Marketing and Branding, Improving Customer Service, Integrating Technology Into Business - SBO offers workshops tailored to meet the needs of small businesses.

Connection to Resources + Ecosystem Support

There are many resources across Albuquerque aimed to support small businesses. SBO can assist in connecting you to the right service provider.

Assistance Navigating City Services

Navigating City processes can be difficult. Our expert staff will guide you through the process.

City Contract Application Assistance

Interested in contracting with the City? The SBO will make small businesses aware of opportunities to do business with the City.

Get Started

Complete the Intake Form to start working with the Small Business Office.