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Tammy Rorem, Owner of Je L'adore The 2014 Albuquerque SBDC Success Client!

The Albuquerque Small Business Development Center has moved to CNM’s Workforce Training Center.

CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
505 224-5250 phone 505 224-5256 Fax
(Directions: Interstate 25 Exit #233/Alameda Blvd. going West/right on San Mateo going North/ right on Eagle Rock Avenue going East)

Whether you already own a small business or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, the Small Business Development Center in Albuquerque can help you climb the ladder of success. The SBDC offers NO-COST management consulting, LOW-COST training courses, and access to a Procurement Technical Specialist for central New Mexico businesses.

The Albuquerque Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a grass roots economic development organization providing valuable assistance to owners of small businesses and to individuals considering starting a business in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and the East Mountains.

We provide No-Cost one-on-one Business Counseling in such areas as business start-up/acquisition, accounting; business liquidation/sales, marketing/sales, sources of capital, financial analysis, research and development, and international trade.

We also offer Low-Cost Entrepreneurial Training in: business planning, market research, basic bookkeeping, QuickBooks, cash flow analysis, understanding financial statements, and choosing a legal entity. To register for these classes please see the "View Workshop Calendar" link at the top and bottom of this page or go to (Select the workshops link on the left).

The Albuquerque SBDC also hosts Lenny Bean, PTAP Advisor for the NMSBDC/Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP). Lenny will be able to assist anyone with governmental contracts, bid preparation, requests for proposals, governmental marketing strategies, and more. Contact Lenny via (505) 224-5966 or the Albuquerque SBDC main number at (505) 224-5250.

Please contact the Albuquerque SBDC to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced counselors.

SBDC Staff

Ray Garcia, Director
Lenny Bean, PTAP Advisor
Kristin Groves, Program Coordinator
Christina McQuerry, Certified Administrative Support Specialist


Tammy Rorem, Owner of  Je L\'adore
Tammy Rorem, Owner of Je L'adore
“With the right vision, determination, support, and a leap of faith, my dream of owning a boutique came true in March 2013 and Je L’adore! was born,” says Tammy Rorem.

Je L’adore!

Erik and Tammy Rorem are the proud owners of Je L’adore!, an inspiring boutique filled with authentic French décor and beautiful, one-of-a-kind vintage décor items with shabby chic flair and European style mixed with Tammy’s own unique style of decorating. Located in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque in the Hoffmantown Shopping Center, Je L’adore! has been a huge success since opening its doors one and a half years ago.

Exclusive to New Mexico, there is nothing quite like Je L’adore! (“I love it” in French). Je L’adore! is not just another boutique, it’s an experience that engages all the senses from the moment one walks in the door. This unique experience facilitates conversation and genuine friendships in addition to finding beautiful gifts and vintage one-of-a-kind décor items, not common to New Mexico. Not only has Je L’adore! been embraced by the local French community, but numerous customers have also likened Je L’adore! to that of entering an antique shop in France…without leaving Albuquerque! What Je L’adore! offers is an inviting atmosphere where customers, designers, and friends alike come to find inspiration, original and beautiful displays, and a wonderful collection of treasures and décor acquired from all over including France, under one roof.

Tammy attended a short introductory business seminar at the Albuquerque SBDC taught by Ray Garcia, which put her on a focused path to open the store. Since then, Ray has helped with identifying the fundamentals of operating a business, but most importantly he helped to clarify and better define the vision, the target customer, how to reach these customers, and how to get them in the store. Ray continues to offer support and guidance to ensure success. Tammy and Erik would like to express their gratitude for the support and guidance from the Albuquerque SBDC and the honor of being selected as the SBDC Success Client for 2014.

Currently, Je L’adore! is busting at the seams with growth, with expectations to expand in size and further the vision moving into 2015.

Je L’adore! will be honored at the 2015 New Mexico Small Business Development Center's Day at the Legislature in March at the State Capitol! Congratulations!

Contact information:
Erik & Tammy Rorem, Owners
7600 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
(505) 835-5048


Albuquerque SBDC
CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 224-5250
(505) 224-5256 fax
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mon-Fri.

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