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New Mexico Small Business Development Center
Building New Mexico's Economy One Business At A Time



Santa Fe Small Business Development Center

“Building New Mexico’s Economy One Business At A Time”

Whether you already own a small business or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, the Small Business Development Center at Santa Fe Community College can help you climb the ladder of success. The SBDC offers FREE management consulting, and assistance with free computer/Internet use for northern New Mexico businesses. Please check the events calendar to review all of our current workshops.

Ravens Ridge Bed and Breakfast

\'\'Ravens Ridge Bed & Breakfast\'\' Judge and Phyllis Johnson
''Ravens Ridge Bed & Breakfast'' Judge and Phyllis Johnson

Meet Judge and Phyllis Johnson, Your Hosts at
Ravens Ridge Bed and Breakfast

"Beautiful house and gardens, delightful hosts, delicious breakfasts, and we can't wait to return!"

"I want to be adopted by this couple!"

These are only 2 of over 150 Five-Star reviews of Ravens Ridge Bed and Breakfast; an award-winning and popular retreat hosting visitors from all over the world. Ravens Ridge has been the Number One Bed and Breakfast in Santa Fe for two years running and the business has received two certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor, the Premier internet hospitality rating website geared to providing travelers with unbiased reviews of hotels and Inns world wide.

The Johnsons have been selected as the Santa Fe SBDC Success Clients for 2013. They bring a wide range of experience both in the hospitality and remodeling business and have owned and operated both a restaurant and a plant nursery. Phyllis's interest in decorating and the couple's cooking skills have served them very well in designing and creating a unique and delightful vacation destination for visitors to our City Different. Phyllis's sculptures appear throughout the landscape, and Judge utilizes his expert knowledge of Astronomy to provide an awe-inspiring star-show for guests with telescope viewing of the planets, stars and distant galaxies and nebulae.

Besides Judge and Phyllis, the business now has 2 part-time employees, a 90% occupancy rate during high season, and a professional website with thousands of hits per month during high season months. They have more reservation requests than they can fill and have to "block out" days if they want a night off! They have hosted more than 800 couples and have an expanding and loyal "returning guest" following.

"Thanks to the SBDC", Phyllis said. "We have a thriving business: one that we love, one that our clients love, and one that promises good retirement possibilities if we ever decide we would rather be guests than service providers!"

Take part in a growing partnership designed to help make your business a success!

"We serve businesses in every region of Northern New Mexico, bringing the power of our network of over 50 experts to the places and people who need it. Now, is the right time to review your business, finance, and marketing plans, and we can help."

The Santa Fe Community College Small Business Development
Center (SBDC) offers:

• Excellent resource library
• Workshop series
• Marketing and Sales Planning
• Business Plan Assistance
• Financing Assessment and Options
• Financial Projections
• Loan Application Assistance
• Tax and License Information
• Business Management advising
• Capital Formation & Capitalization
• Strategic Planning
• Technology Development Assistance
• FREE Computer use
• FREE Internet Access

"Helping new businesses get off to a good start, we offer entrepreneurial education to potential and existing small businesses to strenghten the economy of New Mexico."

Workshop Training

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• Business Management
• Bookkeeping & Accounting
• Web Design
• Steps to Starting a Small Business
• Financial Statements
• CRS Taxpayers - Gross Receipts,
Compensating Tax, & Withholding Tax
• Market Research

Resource Materials
Download PowerPoint Viewer
Veterans Resource Video
Resource Materials for Veterans
Sample Business Plan Outline

"Together, leveraging our range of experience and the strengh of our partners, we have fueled the economic engine of New Mexico for 20 years. Our future...and the economic future of our state...will be one of more and deeper partnerships serving an ever expanding community of entrepreneurs."

Local Business Partners

City of Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
Santa Fe Alliance
Finance New Mexico
Santa Fe Business Incubator
Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Regional Development Corporation
New Mexico Small Business Resource Network

**The Santa Fe SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information about any of our events, please call (505) 428-1343.

SBDC Staff
Deborah Collins, Interim Director
Julianne Gutierrez-Ortiz, Office Manager

Small Business Development Center
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508-4887
(505) 428-1343
(505) 428-1469 fax
Hours: 8 am–5 pm, M-F or by appointment
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