NMSU-Grants Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center at NMSU Grants, New Mexico is your sounding board, your safety net, your colleague and your consultant. Counselors at the SBDC assist in pre- and post-venture planning with no-charge confidential one-on-one consulting, low cost training in a variety of subjects, and are able to assist your company in networking with other local companies to achieve your goals. Contact Clemente Sanchez, Director or Gerrie Ortiz, Business Advisor @ 505-287-8221
2012 Business Success Client
JJ's Snack Shack - June & Albert Blea
“When I began my new business the NMSU Grants SBDC was there for me. Clemente Sanchez and Geraldine Ortiz spent many hours helping me with my gross receipt taxes, making sure my bookkeeping records were in order.... NMSU Grants SBDC has been such an asset to our business”.
After a bout with cancer and 40 years of service as a Cosmetologist, I decided to change my life at fifty-nine years old and start a new business. I was given a chance to re-open the snack bar at New Mexico State University Grants Campus in October of 2008. The snack bar is now known as “J.J.’s Snack Shack”. I was nervous and unsure, but I took a leap and tried. I wanted to continue to serve the public by making people feel at home. I provide hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks, and catering services. I enjoy nourishing the students, staff, and faculty. I offer a fresh, homemade menu that change at my customer’s request. I listen to my customers and consistently provide them with delicious food, a clean environment and compassion as they are trying to meet their life goals at school.
My hours of operation are 7:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday throughout NMSU Grants school year. During the summer school session, I am open part-time. Most of my catering services have been for the NMSU Grants; however, I have provided catering services to the Cibola County Chamber of Commerce and other Tribal school entities. On weekends my husband, Albert Blea, and I also operate a mobile hotdog cart which is called “J and A Barkery”.
NMSU Grants Small Business Development Center
701 E. Roosevelt Avenue
Grants, New Mexico 87020-2113
(505) 287-2125 fax
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F
- Director: Clemente Sanchez (e: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Business Advisor: Geraldine L. Ortiz (e: email@example.com)
For the Inexperienced Business Person
For the Experienced Business Person
Various Areas of Counseling
NMSU Grants SBDC provides referral services to our clients through internal and external service providers.
LOCAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
- Cibola Communities Economic Development Foundation
- Grants/Cibola County Chamber of Commerce
- New Mexico State University Grants Campus
- Mainstreet Grants
- Future Families Foundation
- Grants State Bank
- Cibola Foundation, Inc.
- First Community Bank
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Pueblo of Acoma
- Pueblo of Laguna
- Navajo Nation
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement No. 12-603001-Z-0032-24, and the State of New Mexico. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of the cosponsor(s) or participants’ opinions, products or services. All SBDC programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for the handicapped will be made if requested in advance.