ALBUQUERQUE SOUTH VALLEY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Whether you already own a small business or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, the Small Business Development Center in Albuquerque's South Valley can help you climb the ladder of success. The SBDC offers FREE management consulting, training courses, and government procurement assistance for central New Mexico businesses.
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2012 CLIENT OF THE YEAR
Clínica la Esperanza opened in October 2011 at Bridge and Isleta boulevards with seed money from the two partners to remodel the building, as well as a line of credit, received from Accion, is order to provide some working capital until the business started generating revenue.
Mauro Nava’s, a native of Mexico City and his Ukrainian-born business partner, Olena Dziuba, decided to open a health clinic to serve residents of Albuquerque’s underserved South Valley.
Mr. Nava created a mobile radiography business called On-Site Radiography in 2001. Then in early 2011, Mr. Nava brought in his current partner, Olena Dzuiba to transition the business from strictly radiography to a more expanded role of a complete health clinic. They recognized the dismal lack of quality medical services in Albuquerque’s South Valley, and decided to tackle, or in their words, “jump on the opportunity to fill a void.” Current family health care services include gynecology, ear, nose and throat specialists, pediatrics, as well as vaccinations, drug testing, physicals and X-ray services.
The clinic was Nava’s idea, but Dziuba — who earned an accounting degree at the University of New Mexico — brought business acumen to the table. Both partners are fluent in Spanish, which matters in a neighborhood where many residents speak Spanish and are morelikely to seek health care from a provider who can communicate in their native language. In addition to providing services in Spanish, their goal was also to provide affordable health care. Both owners are hardworking immigrants whose goal of owning a business, and living the American dream, has come to fruition.
Mr. Nava and Ms. Dzuiba first came to the Albuquerque South Valley SBDC in January of 2011. They meet several times with Business Specialist, Trish Abbin. The continued have utilizing our services over the last year and a half, with emphasis on financing and business planning. Over the last year and a half they have injected their own capital, as well as receiving outside financing. Clinica La Esperanza has created 6 new jobs in the South Valley. After 9 months of operation, the clinic is making a profit and building a client base of more than 3000 patients. Clinica La Esperanza provides treatment to an average of up to 25 patients per day.
The future is bright for Clinica La Esperanza. They are currently rewriting their business plan to include the purchase of a building on the busiest street in the South Valley, Bridge Boulevard. By purchasing this building, they will be able to expand business and their employment by creating 34 new jobs, most of which will be full time and to South Valley residents.
Clinica La Esperanza
To contact the Albuquerque South Valley SBDC Center call (505) 248-0132. #####
The Albuquerque South Valley helps entrepreneurs start new businesses and grow their existing ones.
We provide FREE:
• One-on-one business counseling
• Technical training
• Computer training
• Access to information(library,computer,database)
• New Business Orientation
• Workshops and seminars
The South Valley SBDC offers special assistance to:
• Woman and Minority-Owned Businesses
• Young Entrepreneurs
• Spanish Speaking Clients
We offer additional expertise in the areas of:
• International trade (importing/exporting)
The SVSBDC links federal, state and local resources in a network of services to help you reach every milestone along the route to success:
• Writing a business plan
• Designing a marketing plan
• Assembling a loan packages or financing plan
• Setting up a bookkeeping system
• Using a computer for business applications
• Analyzing financial statements
• Doing business with the government
• Entering global markets
• Solving technical problems
Local Business Partners
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
American Indian Chamber of Commerce
Native American Business Enterprise Center
Help-New Mexico, Inc.
The Loan Fund
Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (505)452-8525
South Valley Economic Development Center
UNM Law Clinic (505) 277-5265
WESST Enterprise Centers (505) 246-6900
Veterans Procurement Assistance Center (505)338-4155
For more information or to sign up for a new business orientation session, please call (505) 248-0132.
Albuquerque South Valley-SBDCPromote Your Page Too
Steven Becerra, Director
Patricia(Trish) Abbin, Business Specialist
Bryan Farmer, Business Specialist
Liliana Ramirez, Technical Support
Tina Garcia, Clerical Specialist
Lenny Bean, Procurement Advisor
located at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Building
Albuquerque South Valley Small Business Development Center
1309 4th Street Suite A SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 224-5968 fax
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, M-F