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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) 768-3270
117 Gold SW, 87102

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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: 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 Friday April 3, 2020

More Information

COVID-19: Small Business Webinar

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

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

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#SupportLocalABQ

We are also actively looking to promote Albuquerque small businesses who are greatly feeling the affects of the COVID-19. If you are a small business, you can submit a promotion/deal, an online website, or information on to-go and delivery services at iheartabq.com. iheartabq.com is an Albuquerque business directory for businesses and individuals operating during the current situation.

For a list of Albuquerque restaurants offering delivery and takeout check out this Yelp List or Visit Albuquerque's Restaurant and Dining Service List

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.

Best Practices for Teleconferencing and Video Conferencing

We have put together some tips together for those leveraging technology during the Coronavirus. If you are holding Teleconference or Video Conference meetings following these simple best practices will help you have an effective and productive digital meeting.

Best Practices for Phone and Video Meetings


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.