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Small Business Development

Information about Small Business Development in Albuquerque


Small Business + Entrepreneurial Recovery Grants

The Small Business + Entrepreneurial Recovery Grant Program is a new economic relief grant program available to local small businesses and non-profits. The $7.5 million program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. Applications will open at 10 a.m. on August 4, 2021, for the one-time grants of $10,000 for businesses within Albuquerque city limits that have 50 employees or fewer, and meet other grant criteria.

Contact Info

Small Business Office
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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.

Ever wondered how to get a contract with the City?

Get an update on the Buy Local Initiative, learn how to become a City vendor on Bonfire, receive insight to upcoming contract opportunities for the 3rd quarter of 2020, and learn more about the Small Business Office through the video below.

The City will be offering a series of free webinars, called “Business as Virtual” hosted by the City's Small Business Office. The series is a valuable resource for business community.

The following Webinar will provide:

  • Information for the “Buy Local Initiative”
  • Instructions how to set up a vendor profile through Bonfire
  • Introduce process to bid for City contracts
  • Information for upcoming opportunities in the Solicitation Forecast

Register or log in as a vendor with the City of Albuquerque at this link.

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.