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New Mexico Small Business Development Center
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Las Vegas Small Business Development Center

2012 Client of the Year
Martinez and Son's Processing

Whether you already own a small business or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, the Small Business Development Center at Luna Community College can help you climb the ladder of success. The SBDC offers FREE management consulting, small business training, and government procurement assistance for northeastern New Mexico businesses. Our service delivery area is San Miguel, Mora, Colfax, and Guadalupe counties.

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LCC SBDC 2012 Client of the Year


Owner: Tim Martinez and Timoteo (Teo) Martinez
Type of Business: Meat Processing

Timoteo (Teo) Martinez grew up with a good work ethic working on his family ranch in Wagon Mound, NM. He explored the need for a local meat processing plant by talking to other ranchers in the area and having long conversations with his father Tim Martinez, who is a livestock inspector. Teo gained the support of his wife Latania for his plan. With both husband and wife on board with starting the plant, Teo asked his father to be a principal owner to form Martinez and Sons Processing LLC.

During counseling sessions with staff at the Las Vegas SBDC, the Martinez’s learned about loan programs and how to develop a business plan that would be used to determine the feasibility of the project and as a financial proposal. They completed a business plan and approached several banks in the area; they decided to go with Community 1st Bank in Las Vegas. The financial proposal was also submitted and approved by the SBA’s 504 loan program. Additional funding sources for the project include grants from the state’s Economic Development Department for a water recycling system and to train employees. The USDA Rural Development Department provided funding for equipment. A ground breaking ceremony was held on April 19, 2012 with many dignitaries and supporters in attendance.

The construction of the building is on schedule and the grand opening is on target with a planned date of November 1, 2012. The first employee to be hired will be Teo’s brother Travis Martinez, who will be the facilities manager. The company estimates between 50 – 60 direct and indirect jobs will be created in the agriculture industry as a result of the opening of the meat processing plant.

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The Las Vegas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is located on the campus of Luna Community College. The SBDC staff is committed to providing direct assistance, entrepreneurial education, and resource links for potential and existing small business to strengthen the economy of northeastern New Mexico. Call for more information about our free counseling on the following business topics:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Business Financing
  • Business Start-up Issues
  • Business Expansion
  • Product Diversification
  • Loan Packages and Information
  • Nationwide Research Assistance

    Local Business Partners

  • Las Vegas/San Miguel Economic Development Corporation

  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

  • La Jicarita Enterprise Community

  • Mora Chamber of Commerce

  • Raton Hispano Chamber of Commerce

  • Raton/Colfax Chamber of Commerce

  • Cimarron Chamber of Commerce

  • Springer Chamber of Commerce

  • Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce

  • Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

  • Northeastern New Mexico Educational Foundation "The Learning Center"

  • Santa Rosa Information Center

  • Adelante Resource Conservation and Development Council

  • LCC Springer Satellite Campus (575) 483-5009

  • LCC Santa Rosa Satellite Campus (505) 472-1400

  • LCC Mora Satellite Campus (575) 387-3143

    The RESOURCE LIBRARY has a wide selection of resource materials on everything having to do with starting, owning, and operating a small business. This includes computers, business software, videos, magazines, SBA publications, newspapers, books, Thomas Registers, Encylopedia of Associations, tax information, recordkeeping information, and much more.

    The SBDC also provides training and educational services in the form of workshops and seminars on business related topics. For a detailed listing on our upcoming trainings please visit our events calendar.

    For more information on any of our events, please call (505) 454-2582 or (800) 588-7232 ext. 1759.

    SBDC Staff
    Don Bustos, Director
    Melissa Gold, Business Specialist
    Theresa Romero, Administrative Assistant

    Small Business Development Center
    Luna Community College
    366 Luna Drive
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
    (505) 454-2582
    (800) 588-7232 ext. 1759
    (505) 454-5326 fax
    Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, M-F

    Office hours available in Raton, Mora, Santa Rosa, Pecos, Angel Fire, and Eagle Nest. Call us to make an appointment.

    The New Mexico SBDC is partially funded under Cooperative Agreement No. 11-603001-Z-0032-21 by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsor(s)’ or participants' opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products or services. "All of SBA'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."
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