"I strongly believe that without the Farmington SBDC and the assistance provided with our business plan, we could not have secured our loan with the SBA, nor could we have been successful."
- Farmington Flooring Center
New Mexico Junior College Small Business Development Center
"Building Lea County's economy one business at a time."
Located on the campus of New Mexico Junior College in the new Training and Outreach Facility at 4000 West Millen Drive, the Small Business Development Center is the leader in providing quality small business assistance in Lea County. We want to ensure that you get all the help you need to prosper in today's competitive environment. Whether you are just getting started, expanding, or already established in the communities of Lea County, we're here to help you every step of the way.
We are committed to providing quality direct assistance, entrepreneurial education, and resource links for potential and existing small business to strengthen the economy of New Mexico.
This mission is implemented daily by a dedicated staff so that entrepreneurs and small business owners are empowered to contribute to the economic development of Lea County through:
Creation and retention of jobs
Increased sales revenue
Investment of new capital
Longevity of small business
2012 Hobbs - Small Business Development Center Star Client
Moreno’s Oilfield Service, LLC: Abel A. Moreno, Sr.
Abel Moreno embraced his entrepreneurial spirit offering shoe shining services as a youth. Throughout his life, Mr. Moreno has continued in the spirit of free enterprise having operated a remodeling business for 30 years and a janitorial service over 20 years all while maintaining a full-time job with Lea Regional Medical Hospital. Having retired from Lea Regional Medical Hospital in 2011, Abel sought to pursue another small business venture in the oilfield industry. Utilizing his retirement funds, Moreno’s Oilfield Service, LLC was established providing kill truck services in the oil and gas production industry.
With high demand for oilfield services, Moreno’s Oilfield Service, LLC was already looking to expand even though the business had been in operation less than a year. With the support of his family, Abel approached a lender and was referred to the Small Business Development Center at New Mexico Junior College to help the expansion plans come to fruition. The staff at the Small Business Development Center worked hand in hand to assist Abel in developing a comprehensive business plan and financial projections that challenged him to examine all aspects of expanding their oilfield business operations.
Abel Moreno was able to secure the financing necessary to expand his oilfield service operation through Western Commerce Bank of Lovington. Through the business expansion, Moreno’s Oilfield Service, LLC was able to now offer vacuum truck and well testing services in addition to its kill truck operation. Mr. Moreno had this to say about the SBDC, “If not for the assistance of the SBDC, I would not have been able to succeed at establishing and growing my business. Their services were invaluable and I am appreciative of the SBDC program. I encourage anybody interested in starting or expanding their business to utilize the services provided by the Small Business Development Center.”
With the initial expansion plan goals accomplished, Abel has been able to further expand his oilfield services to include high pressure steam services. The growth of the business has resulted in the creation of 5 full-time positions. Moreno’s Oilfield Service, LLC plans to continue to explore opportunities, meet the support demands for oil and gas production, and continue to grow within the oilfield service industry.
Our services include business counseling from experts on financing, marketing and business planning. We also offer workshops designed to help small business owners succeed. Our office staff is bilingual and can offer all services in Spanish.
The RESOURCE CENTER has a broad selection of resource materials on managing and growing a small business. This includes a selection of Entrepreneur Guides, periodicals, magazines, videos, DVDs and books on expanding or starting a business. These resources can be checked out and reviewed by SBDC clients in their own home.
Local Business Resource Partners
New Mexico Junior College - Training & Outreach 575.492.4709
Hobbs Chamber of Commerce 575.397.3202
Hobbs Hispano Chamber of Commerce 575.393.1030
MainStreet Hobbs 575.391.7651
Economic Development Corporation of Lea County 575.397.2039
Lovington Chamber of Commerce 575.396.5311
Eunice Chamber of Commerce 575.394.2755
Tatum Chamber of Commerce
Jal Chamber of Commerce 575.395.2620
New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance 800.204.4700
To take advantage of our innovative services and allow the SBDC to help you with your business ideas, contact us at:
New Mexico Junior College
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Training & Outreach Center
1 Thunderbird Circle
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brandon E. Hunt, Director
Anita Salcedo Thomas, Department Secretary
New Mexico SBDC is partially funded under Cooperative agreement No 10-603001-Z-0032-22 by the U.S. Small Business Development Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Development Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of all the co-sponsors or participants' opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. All of SBDC's programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for the handicapped will be made if requested in advance.